Emotional Support Animals

Just because a complex has a “no pet” policy there are exceptions to the rules.  If a resident has a disability, then the complex may required to accept the pet.  This occurs even in the circumstances of an “Emotional Support Animal”.  I have seen more and more clients with this need.  It has to be a medical need and documented by a physician.  What is an “ESA”?  Defined it is: 

Emotional support animal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
An emotional support animal (ESA) is a US legal term for a pet which provides therapeutic benefit to its owner through companionship and affection. Emotional support animals are not specially trained to ameliorate disability as psychiatric service dogs are. They require only as much training as an ordinary pet requires in order to live peacefully among humans without being a nuisance or a danger to others.

In the U.S., two federal laws grant special rights to some owners of emotional support animals.

Make sure you understand these laws.

 

About Kelly Klein

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