WHAT IS AN EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL AND WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN ONE?
All domesticated animals may qualify as an ESA (cats, dog, mice, rabbits, birds, snakes, hedgehogs, rats, mini pigs, ferrets, etc.) An emotional support animal is not a pet. An emotional support animal is a companion animal that provides therapeutic benefit to an individual with a mental or psychiatric disability. The person seeking the emotional support animal must have a verifiable disability. The emotional support animal alleviates or mitigates some of the symptoms of the disability. No specific training of the animal is required.