Lying About Your Support Animal Could Put You In Jail
A new bill moving forward in the Michigan State House will make it illegal to lie about your support animal.
How many times have you heard someone say this: 'You have to let me bring my dog in (name any place your dog shouldn't be) because he is my support animal!'
Okay, not often, but one might be too many times. Especially if you know the person is making the whole thing up.
In other words, if you lie about your dog/cat/sparrow being a support animal with no paperwork to back that up, you're looking at 90 days in jail, a $500 fine, and/or community service.
The bill would also require providers to treat a patient for at least six months before writing a letter approving the emotional support animal.
The legislation would have to be approved by the House and Senate before being sent to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to be signed into law.