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Issue Briefs

Laws Addressing Service Animals and Assistance Animals

Subjects
Civil Law
Housing
Human Services
Published
06/08/2017

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, approximately 10.3 percent of Colorado’s population reported having a disability in 2015.  Many of those individuals use a service animal or assistance animal to cope with their disability.  This issue brief defines the terms “service animal” and “assistance animal,” and discusses the federal and state laws that address them.

 

 

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