Re "Guide-dog group blasts service-dog phonies" (The Buzz, Sept. 19): California issues free licenses for service dogs.
Federal law limits business owners to asking two questions: Is your dog a service animal? What tasks is it trained to do for you?
The business owner would be wiser to ask if the dog has a current animal license. A license is proof that the dog has its rabies vaccination. Without the license, a business owner should be justified in denying access based on the welfare of other guests.
A campaign to alert business owners and the public to the free service-dog license and the required free pet license would be helpful to our community and deter the owners that masquerade their pets as service animals.
-- Steve Fehrenbacher, Sacramento