As defined for transportation purposes, a service animal is an animal [i.e. dog, cat, miniature horse, etc.] that has been trained to perform a task or tasks for an individual with a disability. Service animals include, but are not limited to, animals that guide individuals who are blind, that alert persons with hearing disabilities, that pull wheelchairs or carry and pick up items for individuals with mobility disabilities, that help a person who has difficulties with equilibrium, or that alert a person of an approaching seizure. Thus, transit providers must allowed service animals to board with riders who have disabilities. Transit providers cannot require that an individual with a disability provide evidence of certification or any identification papers indicating that the animal is a service animal. A service animal is required to be under the control of its owner or handler at all times.