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This page contains information on service and assistance animals used by people with disabilities.

On March 15, 2011 the definition of a "service animal" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) changed and now defines a "service animal" as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. The Act also allows trained miniature horses as alternatives to dogs, subject to certain limitations.

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Deborah Maron

URL http://awic.nal.usda.gov/companion-animals/service-and-working-animals/assistance-animals
Language English
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Animal roles
  4. Cats
  5. Dogs
  6. Mammals
  7. Pets and companion animals