to the Florida Animal Control Association

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Service Animals

Man’s lengthy relationship with companion animals has included many examples of animals working in symbiotic partnership with their masters. One such use of wide reknown is the training of animals, particularly dogs, to assist the blind, deaf, and other disabled.

FACA believes that properly trained animals provide a valuable service to society as a whole, helping their masters to become more fully involved in our communities. Consequently, FACA’s policy is that local animal control and protection agencies should strive to assist these animals and their masters whenever possible, through such activities as reducing or eliminating licensing fees and providing unclaimed shelter animals to reputable training schools.