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post #31 of 37
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Originally Posted by chickenzoo View Post

They could have said it nicer. This person does not seem like a friend...... If this roo is truly a certified animal, then most places of business have to honor that.


 

it depends on the state/county/city you are in.    Federal law only recognizes dogs as service animals.  Only a few places have laws that offer greater protection than that in regard to what is allowed.    Once you leave that area, you no longer have those rights.   So, even if a service rooster is allowed where you live, it might not be allowed if you go on vacation.

 

ETA:  just wanted to also say that there is no law or requirement that a service animal be certified.  


Edited by dainerra - 3/6/12 at 5:35pm
post #32 of 37

Businesses only have to provide reasonable accommodation to service animals.  Losing customers over a chicken would not be considered a reasonable accommodation, and doubly so because there is no real pressing reason for a handicapped person with a chicken to need to be in a dog grooming shop. They aren't getting themselves groomed, nor the chicken groomed, so they aren't being denied a  necessary service..

 

Just calling an animal a service animal does not qualify it for special treatment.  The service animal must be trained to perform tasks that the disabled person can not perform for himself.  I am going to take the OP's word for it that the chicken is specially trained to perform necessary tasks that the OP is incapable of performing, but I do admit to wondering what sort of tasks a rooster can be trained to do.

 

OP, your "friend" does not want your bird at their place of business, so don't go over there where you aren't welcome.

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post #33 of 37

Reading this I feel like Alice when she fell through the looking glass. Curiouser & curiouser.

post #34 of 37

Melvin is gorgeous!! I love him love.gif I agree that the person's tone was rude in their letter. I would have been offended by it. Chickens are beautiful, clean creatures and are more hygienic than dogs, and indeed most people too! tongue.png

post #35 of 37
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Originally Posted by Oregon Blues View Post

Businesses only have to provide reasonable accommodation to service animals.  Losing customers over a chicken would not be considered a reasonable accommodation, and doubly so because there is no real pressing reason for a handicapped person with a chicken to need to be in a dog grooming shop. They aren't getting themselves groomed, nor the chicken groomed, so they aren't being denied a  necessary service..

 

Just calling an animal a service animal does not qualify it for special treatment.  The service animal must be trained to perform tasks that the disabled person can not perform for himself.  I am going to take the OP's word for it that the chicken is specially trained to perform necessary tasks that the OP is incapable of performing, but I do admit to wondering what sort of tasks a rooster can be trained to do.

 

OP, your "friend" does not want your bird at their place of business, so don't go over there where you aren't welcome.

Actually, not true.   Potentially losing other customers has nothing to do with whether a service animal is allowed in.  Neither is an employee's or customer's potential allergies.    An example of an un-reasonable accommodation would be if you expected someone to follow you around to clean up any "accidents" that Melvin might have.  Otherwise, a service animal (legally speaking) is no different than a pair of crutches.   The animal is medical equipment that is required for the person to live their lives.  

 

A service animal (dogs only by Federal law though some states will accept other animals) must perform tasks to mitigate the individual's disability.  So, if your diability isn't hearing related, then saying your dog alerts you when someone is at the door wouldn't be a "task" according to the law. 

 

Any business CAN ask what tasks the animal can do and DOES have the right to ask you to leave if your animal is creating a disturbance - ie going to the bathroom in the store or barking/growling at people.   Customers being upset or not liking the service animal being in public are NOT reasons that the business can ask you to leave

 


 

 

post #36 of 37

He is BEAUTIFUL!!

Let the dummies not behold his beauty, it will be their loss.

I had a roo very similar to Melvin, my Mikey was one in the same.

I actually did try to get him to be a service animal, but they didn't want chickens on the program, only dogs and cats.

If you are wondering, just get him tested for the usual.

Pullorum typhoid, and avian influenza.

These are tests that most of us who show chickens are familiar with, some states will do them for free, I wasn't paying attention to where you are, is it Maine?

Contact your state agriculture dept.

 

And personally, NO, I don't think he would give anyone a disease that they wouldn't catch from a sick dog or cat, or child.

 

Good luck with him. My Mikey lived 9 years, and just passed last month.

Now off to facebook to see more of Melvin love.gif

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post #37 of 37
I WANT MELVIN !!!!!!!!!
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