Political Activism is not something I usually get involved in. I read and know the issues and their impact on me and hopefully for future generations. Sometimes this is like, playing darts for me, ‘at least it hit the board’. So when I recently was made aware of two bills coming up for discussion in our state legislature, and discovered it covered some basic issues for Assistance/Service animals; well I went right in to read it.
I know not all my readers are from Washington State, however, you may want to check your state government for like bills. And if you don’t know how to find the email for your legislator go to your (state) government/(your state name) legislative district. com; you will find a map of the state with the different districts. Now go to that legislators email address. It really works very well and now you can either ask for a response or not.
Okay, back to the Assistance/Service animals. Our population is graying and our research is showing more and more valid uses for Assistance/Service animals. Personally, I believe these animals are the way of future and will keep many of us out of nursing homes and very possibly out of hospitals. Because not all of these animals come to us spay or neutered, there are some innate problems from the beginning. Currently there are no laws or established guidelines for this part of owning a Service Animal. The next part of this equation is, many people who have or require the asset of a Service Animal can’t afford to have them spay or neutered. This is a very big question in Washington State right now. Please look to your own state laws and see what, if any, provisions have been made in your state. And if possible let me know. You can contact me through Examiner.com
By the way Sasha is an Assisted Therapy Dog.