[PRESS RELEASE] CEO Chaz Stevens Rises In Support of Missouri’s Proposed Law To Curb The Proliferation Of Fake Emotional Support Animals

Looks like the Show Me State needs to see legitimate emotional support animal documentation. – Chaz Stevens, ESAD Intl. Founder & CEO BOCA RATON, Fla., May 22, 2022 – Missouri is soon to join an ever-growing list of local, state, and Federal governments seeking to limit the rampant fraud of internet vendors peddling bogus assistance animal documentation. Members of the …

Missouri looks to crack down on phony service animals.

Missouri House members just voted 137-6 to send Gov. Mike Parson a proposed law designed to curb the proliferation of fake emotional support animals. This new legislation follows a wave of government, corporate, and local efforts designed to rein in the growing number of people traveling, shopping and dining with their pets. In addition to people with physical limitations, Missouri’s …

Press Release: Help is on the way to the Navajo Nation.

BOCA RATON, Fla., March 20, 2020 — America’s first people are among the hardest hit by the tide of coronavirus infection now washing across the country: The Navajo Nation is second only to New York in the per capita rate of COVID-19 cases. The same forces that have meant the infection has disproportionately struck African-Americans and poorer Americans have also …

New HUD Guidelines for Service and Support Animals.

New HUD Guidelines for Service and Support Animals.

Wally the alligator went national for his abilities as an emotional support animal. But new federal rules could mean the doors to rental housing get slammed shut on reptiles like him. Wally improved a Pennsylvania man’s depression, despite the alligator teeth, news reports said. The gator became famous, just like the Brooklyn peacock denied a seat on a plane. But …

HUD Issues New Guidance for Emotional Support Animal Letters

HUD Issues New Guidance for Emotional Support Animal Letters

Wally the alligator may lift sagging spirits. But new federal rules are going to make it harder to argue that the reptile — or any emotional support animal — deserves to be allowed in rental housing without pet fees. The story about the reptile’s ability to improve a Pennsylvania man’s depression may have gone viral, just like the one about …

COVID-19 Outbreak’s Stay-At-Home Orders

Certain uncertainty: COVID-19 Outbreak’s Stay-At-Home Orders Mean New Mental Health Challenges

The global pandemic that spurred social distancing guidelines are unprecedented in recent history. The required 6-foot distance between you and everyone else but your household members can be stressful. It’s touching virtually every American’s life and people are reacting in different ways. You may be feeling: Various levels of fear and anxiety over your own health. Nervous about how you …

Many online vendors fail to comply with HUD’s FHEO2020

Today, we spent a few hours shopping online, chatting with other vendors who offer emotional support animal services. Our ask to them was simple, “what are you doing to comply with HUD’s latest guidance, FHEO 2020-01.” We called the “big names in the business,” the little one man shops, and all points in between. In a word, they all failed. …

How the New HUD Guidelines Affect Assistance Animals

A breakdown of the major points within HUD’s latest Notice, explained by attorney Brad Morris. Also included in the cottage industry according to housing providers are medical providers who issue letters supporting requests for accommodation for a fee. The Notice attempts to address these industry concerns. HUD states that certificates, registrations and licensing documents sold to “anyone who answers certain …