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emotional support dog/cat/etc.

A pet officially certified by a doctor or mental health professional to travel with one in order to provide some manner of comfort or emotional support (typically relating to a mental health condition). The specific type of animal is named after "support" Can I bring my emotional support cat with me on the plane?
See also: cat, dog, emotional, support
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The American Disabilities Act differentiates between service animals and emotional support animals which are commonly used to help calm the nerves of anxious travelers.
The number of animals on planes rose rapidly in recent years as more people began bringing a companion for emotional support. Most flying pets are tame, but there have been some well-publicized instances of animals biting passengers or airline employees and other reports of animals relieving themselves in the cabin.
AFAR has reported airlines can now ask for medical documentation proving the passenger's need for an emotional support animal and can deny access to animals that are seen as a threat, however they cannot ban specific breeds of pets, AFAR said.
airlines, today issued the following statement on the Department of Transportation's enforcement guidance concerning emotional support animals (ESAs):
In Scotland, volunteers spent more than 60,000 hours in 2018 providing emotional support by phone, email or text; the equivalent of 2500 days of listening and over PS840,000 worth of time.
The charity has more than 750 volunteers in Scotland who provide a 24-hour listening service, offering emotional support to anyone in crisis or distress.
Victim Support is an independent charity that provides specialist practical help and emotional support to victims of all crime, whether or not the incident has been reported to the police.
Brannan had reportedly told the airline the pit bull was an emotional support animal.
The University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, has officially introduced its first batch of emotional support dogs as part of its 'expanded idea' of upholding not just honor and excellence, but also compassion.
Passengers who bought tickets before then and who already requested to travel with an emotional support animal will be allowed a grace period to fly as originally planned until a full ban starts Feb.
It finds that while nine in ten caregivers say they are providing emotional support for others, significantly fewer feel they get the support they need for themselves.
Despite the prevalence of mental illness, there is a societal backlash against emotional support animals whose role is to help those with mental health issues.
The DOT is looking to revise its regulations regarding access for service animals and emotional support animals in air travel and published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM).
The dog is then given a wee jacket to wear telling everyone that it is an Emotional Support Animal and it can go with you anywhere dogs would not normally be allowed - into restaurants, into bars, on planes, buses, taxis, anywhere.