Service Animals

NAIA strongly supports the work performed by service animals to assist people with physical, sensory, psychiatric, and/or mental disabilities. Service animals, the people who train them, and the people they assist serve as an ideal example of the human-animal bond. NAIA also recognizes the invaluable direction provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act, which defines service animals and their ability to access public arenas (e.g. restaurants, hospitals) with their owners.

NAIA opposes the fraudulent use of service animals as a selfish and exploitative act that harms the reputation of all service animals and the people they help.