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Animal Farm Foundation seeks to provide individualized support for the assistance teams matched through our program. Additionally, we have found the following organizations and resources to be helpful for assistance teams.
International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP):
Department of Justice and ADA Information
In addition, deference to breed restrictions contained in local laws would have the unacceptable consequence of restricting travel by an individual with a disability who uses a breed that is acceptable and poses no safety hazards in the individual´s home jurisdiction but is nonetheless banned by other jurisdictions. State and local government entities have the ability to determine, on a case-by-case basis, whether a particular service animal can be excluded based on that particular animal´s actual behavior or history--not based on fears or generalizations about how an animal or breed might behave. This ability to exclude an animal whose behavior or history evidences a direct threat is sufficient to protect health and safety.”
For more information about the Officer Sak case, please visit Special Projects