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West Virginia University has 24 Service and Emotional Support Animals This Semester

West Virginia University has 24 Service and Emotional Support Animals This Semester

Students aren't the only ones living on campus this semester. Twenty-four service, therapy and emotional support animals are staged in dorms across WVU's campuses. These support and service animals can range from dogs to miniature…

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Scott No Comments November 4, 2022
Emotional Support Animal Letter

Emotional Support Animal Letter

According to the Mental Health Foundation, pets can help mental health by reducing anxiety, boosting confidence, helping add structure and routine to your day, and even help you meet people by meeting other dog owners…

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Scott 32 November 2, 2022
Nebraska Jail Allows Emotional Support Cats

Nebraska Jail Allows Emotional Support Cats

A Nebraska jail has a program that houses inmates with emotional support animals. For ten years, the Lincoln County Detention Center has housed cats in many of the pods to provide emotional support for inmates.…

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Scott 2 March 2, 2022
U.S. Attorney Sues Nashua Landlord for Alleged Violation of the Fair Housing Act

U.S. Attorney Sues Nashua Landlord for Alleged Violation of the Fair Housing Act

The U.S. Attorneys Office announced on Monday that the United States filed a lawsuit on Friday against John J. Flatley d/b/a John J. Flatley Company (Flatley), and a property manager employed by Flatley, for violating the Fair Housing…

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Scott 10 April 14, 2021
Southwest Airlines the Lone Hold Out for flying Emotional Support Animals

Southwest Airlines the Lone Hold Out for flying Emotional Support Animals

Last week Alaska Airlines was the first airline to ban emotional support dogs under a new Department of Transportation (DOT) ruling. This week United, American, Delta, Frontier, Jetblue, Spirit, Allegiant have joined in banning the companion cabin…

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Scott 14 January 13, 2021
New Pup’s in Albemarle County begin their journey to become service dogs

New Pup’s in Albemarle County begin their journey to become service dogs

Nine newborn puppies in Albemarle County could make a big difference in the lives of people with disabilities down the road. Right now, the puppies are just three weeks old. Peggy Law, Director of Service…

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Scott No Comments October 2, 2020
Coping With Stress

Coping With Stress

Stress and Emotional Support Animals With the advent of the digitized age and the development of the smart phone came a new wave of young adults and adults suffering from extreme depression and anxiety.  The…

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Scott 10 June 8, 2020
Can Owning a Pet Help Your Mental Health?

Can Owning a Pet Help Your Mental Health?

There is no doubt that having a family pet or emotional support dog can bring joy and happiness to their family. These pets are a source of warmth, happiness, love, and compassion for people of…

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Scott 8 May 13, 2020
Quarantined Neighbors Dog Deliver Foods to Elderly Neighbor

Quarantined Neighbors Dog Deliver Foods to Elderly Neighbor

Sunny and his owner, Karen Eveleth, live in Manitou Springs and have been neighbors with Renee Hellman for over a decade, CBS affiliate KKTV reports. Hellman, who has some health issues and relies on oxygen, is self-quarantined for her own health. So she can’t leave her house — even for essentials.

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Scott No Comments April 15, 2020
N.J. Attorney General Fine Landlord for Not Allowing Emotional Support Animals

N.J. Attorney General Fine Landlord for Not Allowing Emotional Support Animals

A New Jersey woman with an emotional disability and lives at an apartment complex in Vineland, N.J., wanted to get a Yorkshire terrier puppy as an emotional support dog and followed Federal Law and obtained an emotional support animal letter of recommendation touting the benefit, but the property had a “no pets” policy and denied her request.

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Scott 2 February 24, 2020
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