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Emotional Support Animal Documentation Services

Need Emotional Support Animal Documentation Services, if so contact AVA Care & Case Management.

AVA Care & Case Management works with licensed mental health counselor who is an expert in helping individuals get their Emotional Support Animal (ESA) documentation /letter for housing, transportation, work, or for other reasons. The process is very smooth and inexpensive, so just call us today to schedule a consultation.

FAQs

The law that allows a trained service dog to accompany a person with a disability is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). An emotional support animal is an animal (typically a dog or cat though this can include other species) that provides a therapeutic benefit to its owner through companionship.
A Service Dog and Emotional Support Dog are therapeutic to its disabled owner. Because they are specifically trained to directly help their handler, Service/Emotional Support Dogs have the legal right to go everywhere and live in housing even when pets ARE NOT allowed or specific breeds are not allowed.
Housing Landlords and Managers Can’t do the Following: They can’t require that the ESA animal performs a certain task like a service animal. They can’t require a pet deposit or fee for accommodating the emotional support animal, even when the landlord or manager requires other tenants to pay a pet deposit.
Emotional support animals, comfort animals, and therapy dogs are not service animals under Title II and Title III of the ADA. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not considered service animals either. … A doctor’s letter does not turn an animal into a service animal.
To legally make your pet an emotional support animal, a therapist must recommend an ESA for your mental illness. According to the NIMH, 1 in 5 Americans suffer from a mental illness – including anxiety. A licensed therapist must write you an ESA letter recommending an emotional support animal for your condition.
Americans With Disabilities cites that emotional support dogs or animals do not have the training to do specific tasks in assisting a person with disability or impairment, unlike service animals. Hence, the pets may not be allowed to accompany their owner in public places ie. restaurants, stores, hotels.
Allowing an employee to bring a dog to work can qualify as a reasonable accommodation, but only if the dog qualifies as a “service animal” under the ADA. … However, a dog that has not been trained in any specific task and provides only emotional support or comfort does not qualify as a service animal.
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