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Source: istock

Viral letter reveals the dangers of fake service animals for people who actually need them

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According to the Guardian, a study from the University of California at Davis determined the number of emotional support animals registered by animal control facilities in the state increased 1,000% between 2002 and 2012. Since 2015, the National Service Animal Registry has seen a 200% increase in registered animals. 

While some of these animals are fully trained service animals, many are not. Delta Airlines has reported an 84% surge in animal incidents since 2016, including urination, defecation, and biting. One supposed service dog even invaded the stage at a performance of Cats.