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PaininyourA
(South Carolina)

Posts:119


11/11/2017 7:21 AM  
https://www.aarp.org/home-family/friends-family/info-2017/law-service-animals-fd.html?cmp=SL-DSO-OUTBRAIN-DESKTAB-HOMERSS-MIXED-CPC-BRANDSAFE_States+Crack+Down+on+Pets+Posing+as+Service+Animals_00246af1b07b39fe88bd39987d0778df4c_ABC+Action+News+Videos
GenoS
(Florida)

Posts:1631


11/11/2017 1:50 PM  
meter @ 100%
CarlJ2
(Texas)

Posts:165


11/11/2017 3:51 PM  
Emotional Support Squirrel...

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/11/florida-condo-board-seeks-to-evict-tenant-over-emotional-support-squirrel.html
JanetB2
(Colorado)

Posts:3642


11/11/2017 6:40 PM  
Posted By CarlJ2 on 11/11/2017 3:51 PM
Emotional Support Squirrel...

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/11/florida-condo-board-seeks-to-evict-tenant-over-emotional-support-squirrel.html


LOL ... The comments on that post are too funny.
PaininyourA
(South Carolina)

Posts:119


11/12/2017 7:35 AM  
Posted By GenoS on 11/11/2017 1:50 PM
meter @ 100%




the point is/was: 20 states have laws making falsification an actual crime (albeit misdemeanor)
LetA
(Nevada)

Posts:307


11/12/2017 11:28 AM  
Posted By CarlJ2 on 11/11/2017 3:51 PM
Emotional Support Squirrel...

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/11/florida-condo-board-seeks-to-evict-tenant-over-emotional-support-squirrel.html





Mississippi Squirrel Revival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K16fG1sDagU
PaininyourA
(South Carolina)

Posts:119


11/12/2017 11:53 AM  
a squirrel fighting eviction by the HOA:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-S_WUTZWWrX4/TlvoPuQPwOI/AAAAAAAAD-I/bHSsfF1aAfw/s1600/Funny+Squirrels+pictures1.jpg
JohnC46
(South Carolina)

Posts:7010


11/12/2017 12:08 PM  
Posted By PaininyourA on 11/12/2017 11:53 AM
a squirrel fighting eviction by the HOA:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-S_WUTZWWrX4/TlvoPuQPwOI/AAAAAAAAD-I/bHSsfF1aAfw/s1600/Funny+Squirrels+pictures1.jpg




You go squirrel!!!!!!
GenoS
(Florida)

Posts:1631


11/12/2017 2:06 PM  
Therapy cats seem to be a real thing...

Video not safe for work and don't watch if you're offended by copious profanity. Funny as heck, though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULlbNznGUE4
JohnC46
(South Carolina)

Posts:7010


11/12/2017 2:22 PM  
There is no question that many "therapy" animals are a load of BS. The hard part is deciding which is not and I am thankful I do not have to decide.
JanetB2
(Colorado)

Posts:3642


11/13/2017 8:22 PM  
Posted By PaininyourA on 11/12/2017 11:53 AM
a squirrel fighting eviction by the HOA:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-S_WUTZWWrX4/TlvoPuQPwOI/AAAAAAAAD-I/bHSsfF1aAfw/s1600/Funny+Squirrels+pictures1.jpg


LOL ... Do you think he could conceal carry that???
PaininyourA
(South Carolina)

Posts:119


11/14/2017 8:07 AM  
Posted By JohnC46 on 11/12/2017 2:22 PM
There is no question that many "therapy" animals are a load of BS. The hard part is deciding which is not and I am thankful I do not have to decide.




You do NOT have to decide.

One merely VERIFIES and files the REQUIRED signed letter from a mental health professional.

(EMAs are only for persons suffering from a mental illness)


Sample letter for Companion Animal

As per: http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/PIRC/DocumentsAbstracts/Disability-Law-Center-R8/Letters/DLC-Animal-Letter/Sample-letter-for-Companion-Animal.doc


DATE

NAME OF PROFESSIONAL (therapist, physician, psychiatrist, rehabilitation counselor)
ADDRESS

Dear [HOUSING AUTHROITY/LANDLORD]:

[NAME OF TENANT] is my patient, and has been under my care since [DATE]. I am intimately familiar with his/her history and with the functional limitations imposed by his/her disability. He/She meets the definition of disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Due to mental illness, [FIRST NAME] has certain limitations regarding [SOCIAL INTERACTION/COPING WITH STRESS/ANXIETY, ETC]. In order to help alleviate these difficulties, and to enhance his/her ability to live independently and to fully use and enjoy the dwelling unit you own and/or administer, I am prescribing an emotional support animal that will assist [FIRST NAME] in coping with his/her disability.

I am familiar with the voluminous professional literature concerning the therapeutic benefits of assistance animals for people with disabilities such as that experienced by [FIRST NAME]. Upon request, I will share citations to relevant studies, and would be happy to answer other questions you may have concerning my recommendation that [FULL NAME OF TENANT] have an emotional support animal. Should you have additional question, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Signature

[NAME OF PROFESSIONAL]

PaininyourA
(South Carolina)

Posts:119


11/14/2017 12:41 PM  
ESA, not EMA

darned no edit
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