Category Archives for "ESA in the News"

Weekly ESA Report November 7th: Emotional Support Livestock in Calgary?

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn the world of emotional support animals, a vote by the Calgary city council in Canada now will change pet bylaws, meaning owners will soon be able to use livestock as emotional support animals, legally, going into effect at the beginning of 2019. The move by the council came as the number of residents seeking recognition of emotional

Weekly ESA Report October 31st: ESA Cat Smuggled on British Flight and More!

Reading Time: 2 minutesLike those in the US, airlines across the pond seem to be struggling with people breaking ESA rules to get their animals onto flights. Read on to learn about the woman who tried to smuggle her emotional support cat onto a British Airways flight, and about the beautiful efforts of a rescue foundation that is training up rescues to assist

Weekly ESA News Report October 24th: ESA Tigers and More!

Reading Time: 2 minutesFrom a veteran who claims his tigers are emotional support animals, to a celebrity who got off a plane because she was allegedly asked to put her emotional support animal in the overhead compartment: it’s been a busy week in the ESA world! Take CertaPet’s Free Screening Test Man Claims Tigers as Emotional Support Animals We’ve

Emotional Support Animal Shields Man from Gunman in Shooting

Reading Time: 2 minutesAn emotional support dog has died in a tragic incident, following a frightening attack by a gunman on the Interstate 980 east of Oakland. Heroic ESA Makes the Ultimate Sacrifice David Freitag, 66, was dog sitting the canine for the owner at the time. He was returning the brown-and-white Hound to its home in Walnut Creek, California when

Alaska Airlines Limits ESAs to Only Cats and Dogs

Reading Time: 2 minutes On August 30th, Alaska Airlines announced they were updating their ESA policy and adding restrictions on the type and number of ESA and service animals permitted aboard the aircraft. These updates will go into effect on October 1st, 2018, regardless of the ticket purchase date. All product and Company names are Trademarks™

Southwest Airlines Restricts ESAs to Only Dogs and Cats

Reading Time: 1 minuteAnnounced Tuesday, August 14th, Southwest Airlines placed a new restriction on their emotional support animal policy that inhibits exotic, non-cat/dog ESAs from traveling in the air. That’s right. Beginning September 17th, you will no longer be allowed to bring aboard your emotional support snake, kangaroo, horse, or any other animal