emotional support animal

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emotional support animal

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). Can I bring my emotional support animal with me on the plane?
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"I really think that the whole emotional-support animal thing is just getting out of hand.
It, for instance, would impose a $500 penalty ona nyone who, in order to get housing, lies about having a disability or a need for an emotional-support animal. That penalty would also apply to licensed health professionals who, in order to help somone obtain housing, knowingly state a patient has a disability or a need for an emotional-support animal.
Delta Air Lines this month began requiring advance documentation that certifies the owner's need and the animal's training before allowing an emotional-support animal to ride in the cabin.
A growing number of students with documented anxiety disorder or other mental illness are requesting-and getting approval for-an emotional-support animal (typically a dog or cat) in the dorm.
The pig had been brought aboard the flight by a passenger as an emotional-support animal, Masvidal said.
There is another type of commonly referenced animal that assists disabled humans and is granted greater access in certain situations than most pets: the "emotional-support animal" (ESA).
Southwest Airlines will limit customers to only one dog or cat as an emotional-support animal, changing its policy after a biting incident on a flight.
"I really think that the whole emotional-support animal thing is just getting out of hand," Laurie said in an interview Tuesday afternoon.
The owner persuaded the council that he needed Pigly as an emotional-support animal at his home and business.
The alleged attack is one of numerous reports in the past few years of emotional-support animals causing trouble for airline passengers, incidents that have pushed airlines to crack down on which animals they allow on planes.
Bourland, Note, Advocating Change Within the ADA: The Struggle to Recognize Emotional-Support Animals as Service Animals, 48 U.
As Bruilliard dryly surmised, the effectiveness of emotional-support animals "is poorly substantiated through studies but widely embraced by the public."
Delta's new rules are aimed at two categories: service animals, which receive specific training to help blind or disabled passengers; and so-called emotional-support animals, which require no training at all.
CROWLEY: Lately, Ive seen a lot of issues that relate to having emotional-support animals in an apartment building or in a condo that doesnt allow pets.
We have published articles, blog posts (on the WDJ website), and posts on the WDJ Facebook page about service dogs and dogs who serve as emotional-support animals (ESAs) a number of times.