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Joanne Shortell
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Outreach and education re: emotional support animals and psychiatric service dogs.
Outreach and education re: emotional support animals and psychiatric service dogs.

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If you also do facebook, please click on the link below and "like" the post that comes up to help me get Red Cross to notice it. The Red Cross has a history of discriminating against people with disabilities in their shelters and they've recently gotten caught turning away a service dog user. It's come to my attention that their materials regarding pets strongly suggest they will turn away all but service dogs as defined by the DOJ's regulations for the ADA. However, they are required by HUD to use a much wider definition from the Fair Housing Act and Rehabilitations Act regulations that includes emotional support animals that are not included under ADA. The post asks when they will update their training materials to instruct the shelter staff properly in what assistance animals must be allowed. Sharing of this post would also be appreciated. Thanks!

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They're making a follow up to my favorite album, My Friend Hafiz. I signed up right away!

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From Petrified Forest to Mesa Verde, issue #2 of our travel and advocacy newsletter is available:

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2014 06 San Juan National Forest Colorado
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+Maeve, Psychiatric Service Dog and Advocate  and Charlie, +Kit Azevedo's service dog prospect. A good time was had by all.
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2014 06 mesa verde CO
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View from my bed in our free campsite. 69°, sunny and a bit breezy. Gunnison National Forest, Colorado. On our way to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park North Rim. 
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2016 06 Silverton CO
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The San Juan Mountains of Colorado are beautiful. Strange to be at 10,900 feet and still be looking up at mountains all around you.
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6/9/14
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The first issue is out! Join us in our journey across the United States. Be sure to use the sign up links in the newsletter so you don't miss the next issue. #psychiatricservicedog   #bipolardisorder   #nationalparksusa  
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