Category Archives for "ESA in the News"

ESA Weekly News Report April 26th: New North Dakota Bill Makes Misrepresenting a Pet as a Service Animal Illegal

Reading Time: 3 minutesIn this week’s ESA News, we report on a new bill in North Dakota making misrepresenting a service animal as a pet illegal. We also report on two special emotional support animals (ESAs) who are helping to improve the quality of life of two students on campus at Western Kentucky University (WKU). They are two of around 80 ESAs currently

Weekly ESA News Report February 26th: Owner Bids Farewell to Bear the ESA

Reading Time: 2 minutesA heartbreaking story in the world of emotional support animals (ESAs) this week, with the loss of one of these angelic creatures hitting hard. An accident has ended in tragedy for an ESA owner, who our heart goes out to. Read on for more details. Sad End to Search for ESA Involved in Car Wreck A news story that was hoped to have a happy

Weekly ESA News Report February 11th: More ESAs on Campuses Than Ever

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis week in ESA news, colleges around the country are reporting a surge in popularity of students using emotional support animals at campuses. Many students that may not attend colleges otherwise are using these animals for support to help them to complete their studies and follow their dreams. Let’s find out more. See if You Qualify

Weekly ESA News Report January 21st: Retailers Say “No” to ESAs

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis week in ESA news, retail stores are making moves to define the differences between service animals and emotional support animals, as confusion reigns as to where ESAs are permitted. This story is a must-read if you are a current or potential ESA owner. Check out this week’s news to find out exactly what went down in the world

Weekly ESA News Report January 8: United Airlines’ ESA Policy Tweaked

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis week a leading airline has once again tweaked its policy for emotional support animals, upending the travel plans of many customers. Following on from numerous changes to policies in 2018, this year looks set to bring more changes in the airline industry that restrict the animals allowed on board. Many airlines have whittled pets

Weekly ESA News Report January 3rd: A Look Back on 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutesIt’s been a year full of highs and lows for emotional support animals, during this crazy Eighteenth-year post-millennium. ESAs are a wonderful help to those of us that need them, and there’s been plenty of heartwarming stories of them assisting those in need. Of course, there’s also been some pretty embarrassing ESA incidents

Weekly ESA News Report Dec 18th: Delta Says No to ESAs Under 4 Months Old

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis week, new policy changes from a major U.S. airline mean that some ESA owners will need to rethink their travel plans. Could other airlines follow? Given what we’ve seen in the past year, there is a very high chance that this may be a new movement across the board for airlines. Read on for more details about a popular airline’s

Weekly ESA News Report Dec 10th: Crazy Emotional Support Cat Lady Strikes Back

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis week in ESA news, an owner with too many cats faces trouble with the council and assisted living facilities recognize the amazing benefits of keeping animals alongside their residents. Read on to find out more! Take CertaPet’s Free Screening Test Woman Fights to Keep 10 Emotional Support Cats A Hartland, Michigan woman is fighting

Weekly ESA News Report Dec 4th: ESA Goes Missing in Florida

Reading Time: 2 minutes From an emotional support animal that went missing in Florida, to an airline leaking private information about ESA and Service Animal owners! It’s been a busy week in the ESA world! Take CertaPet’s Free Screening Test ESA Missing from Grandmother in Florida An emotional support animal has gone missing from a parking lot in

Weekly ESA News Report Nov 29: Landlord Fined for Denying ESA

Reading Time: 2 minutes There are many landlords out there who are still confused about or ignorant of their legal obligations to provide reasonable accomodation to people living with a disability! As the follwing incedent shows, landlords would do well to become more savvy when it comes to the legal rights of emotional support animal (ESA)  owners! Take CertaPet’s

Weekly ESA News Report Nov 19: Ex-MSU Sorority Member Files ESA Suit

Reading Time: 3 minutesAs more students than ever are heading to college with the intention of bringing their ESAs with them, many colleges seem ill-prepared to implement the laws under the Fair Housing Act. College housing must allow ESAs into housing, but as the following incident shows, not many are aware of what the law entails! Take CertaPet’s Free