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No Pets Policy

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Sorry, no pets allowed.

To ensure the health, safety and comfort of our patients and employees and to abide by federal laws, it is the policy of Sansum Clinic that no pets are allowed in Sansum Clinic facilities. In accordance with federal law, only specifically trained service animals are permitted as defined below. Sansum Clinic does not allow therapy, emotional support, companion animals or other pets in any of our facilities.

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DEFINITIONS:

Allowed

Service Animal: Any guide dog, signal dog or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. Service animals assist individuals with specific tasks. Federal laws protect the rights of individuals with disabilities to be accompanied by their service animals in public places. Service animals are not considered 'pets'.

Some examples include:

A. Guiding people who are visually impaired

B. Alerting persons with hearing impairment to sounds

C. Pulling wheelchairs or carrying and picking things up for persons with mobility impairments

Not Allowed

Emotional Support Animal (ESAs): ESAs are Therapeutic Pets, frequently prescribed by a therapist or psychiatrist or doctor, that help with emotional difficulties or with loneliness. It is mostly the pet’s mere presence alone that is beneficial. These are not the same as service animals.          

Therapy Animal: Not legally defined, but provide people with contact to animals. They are usually the personal pets of their handlers, and work with their handlers to provide services to others. Therapy animals usually are not service animals.

Companion Animal: Are not legally defined, but is accepted as another term for pet.

Pet: A domesticated animal kept for pleasure rather than utility.


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