The legal definition of a service animal are animals that are trained to perform tasks that their handlers cannot do for themselves.
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The Department of Justice has said that animals not trained to perform any specific tasks are not considered service animals, even if they provide comfort for those in need.
Veterinarians at the University of Pennsylvania say they will conduct free eye examinations next month for service dogs.
The governor notes that guide dogs for the blind and other service dogs are trained not to fight back.
Though not defined as service animals, businesses must accommodate the use of miniature horses provided they are housebroken and the animal’s task is directly related to the individual’s disability, like pulling a wheelchair.