While most service animals tend to be canine for the most part, in many other cases a diverse group of highly intelligent and talented animals lend their aid to people in need of support.
The International assistance animal community has three over-arching categories that define all assistance animals of all shapes and sizes.
- Guide Animal
- Service Animal
- Therapy Animal
While all assistance animals help improve the lives of the people around them, only service animals are protected by anti-discrimination acts that demand for service animals access in public places. From flicking on light switches, to offering support for people with diabetes, assistance animals really do have a positive impact.