Florida Cracks Down on People Posing Pets as Service Animals

People who try to sneak their pets into restaurants, airplanes and other public places by claiming they are specially trained service animals could face 60 days in jail under a Florida law taking effect on Wednesday. Judges also under the law could make the pet owners spend a month working with organizations serving people with real disabilities. Florida state Representative Jimmy Smith, a Republican who sponsored the legislation, said "I love my cat, But I'm not taking my cat everywhere I go.

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