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The Alpaca Experience at Hanna Hands Farm

Service Animals for Persons with Disabilities

 

All people with disabilities, including those who are accompanied by service animals, are welcome at The Alpaca Experience at Hanna Hands Farm.  Pets, regardless of species, are not allowed on the farm.  The Alpaca Experience at Hanna Hands Farm considers any visitor’s animal, not defined as a “service animal” by the American with Disabilities Act, to be a a pet.

Staff shall not ask for proof of a person’s disability or ask for a demonstration that the animal can actually perform a service.

If a service animal behaves in a way that poses a direct threat to the health or safety of humans or other animals, including livestock, livestock guardian dogs, other farm animals or wildlife, has a history of such behavior, barks, or is otherwise disruptive, is not under the control of the handler, or is not housebroken (i.e. trained so that, absent illness or accident, the animal controls its waste elimination) the animal’s owner may be required to remove the animal from the premises.  Service animals may not disrupt others (people and animals, including farm animals) by unreasonable noise, odors or other behaviors.

The owner of a service animal must maintain control of the animal at all times and is responsible for the care and supervision of the service animal, which includes toileting, feeding, grooming, and veterinary care.  The Alpaca Experience at Hanna Hands Farm is not obligated to supervise or otherwise care for a service animal.

Service animals should remain in public areas only and shall not be permitted access to non-public or restricted areas.  Due to the natural predator/prey instinct, some of our animals may react quickly or violently to the presence of a service animal, which can cause injury or even death.  Service animals should be immediately removed from the area if a farm animal becomes distressed or overly aggressive. Access may be restricted on the day of your visit due to specific animal health concerns, such as recent birth or vulnerable young. Service animals are excluded from the following areas where guests have direct access to animals and the presence of a service animal would be disruptive or dangerous: inside the alpaca barn and inside the chicken courtyard.  Service animals may not come within ten feet of rabbits, chicks, lambs, kids or crias. Using livestock, livestock guardian dogs or guests of The Alpaca Experience at Hanna Hands Farm for service animal training is not allowed.

Please complete the following:

  1. Is the animal a service animal required because of a disability?  _____yes    _____no
  2. What work or task has the animal been trained to perform?  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I confirm that my answers to the above inquiries are true and correct. I agree to abide by the responsibilities related to my service animal, listed above.  I recognize that my service animal may be immediately excluded from The Alpaca Experience at Hanna Hands Farm as indicated in this document.  I acknowledge that if my service animal causes any damages to The Alpaca Experience at Hanna Hands Farm, I may be charged for the cost of repair or replacement. I release The Alpaca Experience at Hanna Hands farm from all financial responsibility if I or my  service animal suffers injury or death during my visit.

 

__________________________________                      ________________________________

Name   (please print)                                                    Contact Number

 

___________________________________                    _________________________________

Signature                                                                      Date

 

If the visitor, due to physical disability, is unable to sign this document, then a representative from The Alpaca Experience at Hanna Hands Farm will sign this document as confirmation of the visitor’s oral indication of acceptance of these terms.

Location 3283 Longtown Road Ridgeway, SC 29130 Phone 803-381-8186 E-mail mayvokaty1@gmail.com Hours Monday-Thursday from 5-7pm. Saturdays from 10-3pm. Monthly Farm Day Markets usually the first Saturday of each month, check regularly for dates and times.
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