Category: USA Service Dog Animal Laws
Written by Paul
Applies to Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs
Accessibility “. . . qualified assistance animal shall be admitted to any building open to the public and to all public accommodations such as restaurants, hotels, hospitals, swimming pools, stores, common carriers and theaters; provided that the qualified assistance animal is under the control of a person with a disability or a trainer of assistance animals. No person shall be required to pay any additional charges for his qualified assistance animal, but shall be liable for any damage done by his qualified assistance animal.”
Interference unlawful to “. . . intentionally interfere with the use of a service dog by harassing or obstructing the service dog user or the service dog”
Housing not mentioned
Licenses/Fees “No fee shall be charged for the licensure of qualified service animals who are trained.”
Identification not mentioned
Misrepresentation not mentioned
Trainers same rights as disabled person
White Cane cautionary statute; White Cane Safety Day is October 15.
Injury to Dog [unlawful to] “. . . intentionally interfere with the use of a service dog by harassing or obstructing the service dog user or the service dog.”
Penalties “A person convicted under this section may be ordered to pay restitution, including the cost of veterinary bills and replacement and training costs of the service animal, if required as a result of the violation.”
Summary New Mexico law requires that a specially trained Assistance Dog be allowed to accompany a blind, deaf, or physically disabled person or trainer to all public accommodations and common carriers. Extra charges cannot be made due to the presence of the dog, but if the dog causes damage to the premises, the dog user is liable.
Accessibility 28-7-3(1987); 28-11-3(1999)
Interference 28-11-4(1989); 28-11-5(1999); 28-7-5(1972)
White Cane 28-7-4(1972); 28-7-6(1972)
Injury to Dog 28-11-5(C)(1999)
Penalties 28-11-4(1989); 28-11-5(E)(1999)
Open Statutory Chapters in New Mexico Statutes Annotated 1978 to see listing of chapters.
New Mexico Statutes Annotated, Chapter 28, Article 11, Section 28-11-3.
New Mexico Statutes Annotated, Chapter 28, Article 11, Section 28-11-5-C(1).
New Mexico Statutes Annotated, Chapter 77, Article 1, Section 77-1-15.1.
New Mexico Statutes Annotated, Chapter 28, Article 11, Section 28-11-5.
New Mexico Statutes Annotated, Chapter 28, Article 11, Section 28-11-5-E.
Source Guild to Assistance Dog Laws by Assistance Dogs International's