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What are the federal and Kansas laws $500 fee guide dog when

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what are the federal and Kansas laws for charging $500 fee for my guide dog when I entered an assisted living facility
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Good morning. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you.

Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Are they charging this as a "pet fee"?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They charge $500 for all pet dogs. My dog is a working guide dog. I know this is against the law but I can not find the law.
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

It is a violation of the ADA to discriminate against a person with a working service animal or to charge a pet deposit, as these animals are not considered pets.

Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Here is local law: http://www.caresks.com/documents/kpas.pdf

Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Also, the Fair Housing Act prohibits pet fees for service animals. Service and assistance animals are not technically pets and owners do not have to pay pet fees. The landlord, however, can charge a security deposit and may still seek money from the tenant if there is any damage caused by the animal to the home.

Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Are you still online with me?

Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Did you have further questions? Have I answered your question?

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