Emotional Support Animal Benefits
Did you know that a 12,000-year-old human skeleton was found in Israel a few years ago with its hand resting on the skeleton of a 6-month-old wolf pup?
It’s true, the bond between humans and animals goes way back, and our relationships are very powerful.
For instance, studies show that pet owners have lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure and better mental health, among many other perks, both physical and emotional. Not too surprising, right?
However, what you may not know is that you might qualify for your pet to be an Emotional Support Animal.
Unlike Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals don’t have to undergo any sort of training. In fact, all you have to do to qualify is prove that your pet minimizes the negative symptoms associated with your emotional disability, whether it’s anxiety, depression, stress, etc… After registering your pet as an ESA, you’ll be able to enjoy the following benefits:
How many times have you heard of friends and/or family members having to give up their pets because of their housing situation? You can protect yourself from this tragic, yet common, scenario by registering your pet as an ESA. Under the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1998, you will qualify for no-pet housing, including housing that limits your pet’s size or breed. Additionally, you can’t be charged a pet fee.
Get ready to say goodbye to pet deposits and pet rent because they will be a thing of the past.
If you’re like the vast majority of people, you might find yourself on a flight from time to time. Unfortunately, airlines have made it very difficult for pet owners to fly with their pets by either charging outrageous pet fees or disallowing pet travel altogether.
Under The Air Carrier Access Act, you will be able to fly with your pet in the cabin with NO fee. That is an additional $90 – $300 (each way) that you will be able to avoid when flying with your fur baby!
The Bottom Line
Most people are unaware of the benefits of having an Emotional Support Animal. Furthermore, they are unaware of just how simple it is to qualify and register. As long as your little one poses no threat to other people or animals, then you are well on you way to having your very own ESA. You can even take a free screening to see if you qualify!