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What's The Difference Between "Service Animals" And "Comfort Animals?"

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A recent incident at the County Line Orchard between a visitor to the business and two employees raised the question:  what is a "service animal" and what is considered a "comfort animal?"  Associate Producer  Dee Dotson brought together two experts on the topic for these conversations on Wednesday. 

Peter Berg is a veteran specialist and trainer at Chicago-based Great Lakes ADA Center -- and Rebecca Huss is a professor at the Valparaiso University School of Law.  We begin by Mr. Berg to explain the ADA and the laws around the use of service animals.