An Arizona law that will soon take effect limits service animals to dogs and miniature horses, excluding other animals such as parrots and ferrets and any animal that only provides comfort. Owners of restaurants and grocery stores expressed gratitude for the new legislation, noting that people sometimes misrepresent pets as service animals to get them into a food-service area. "We take food safety very seriously, and some creatures, in my opinion, are a potential health problem," said state Rep. T.J. Shope, who also runs a grocery store.

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