Hurricane Florence Preparedness Guide for Pets

Hurricane Florence Preparedness Guide for Pets

When nature calls, and this time it’s Hurricane Florence on the horn, we’re hoping you have an exit plan that includes your whole family (along with your furry friends). Here’s a couple of tips we’ve found useful. If you have to go, what do you do with Fido? Maybe you can stash the pup with your friends, perhaps there’s a …

The Fair Housing Act and Assistance Animals

The Fair Housing Act and Assistance Animals

The Fair Housing Act (FHA) is a federal law that prevents discrimination against tenants in their homes. Under the Fair Housing Act, a disability is defined as a mental or physical mental impairment which significantly limits a person’s major life activities. Even if a lease says “no pets allowed” or restricts pets, housing providers are required to make what is …

CEO Chaz Stevens files 1st Amendment Amicus Brief with the United States Supreme Court.

CEO Chaz Stevens files 1st Amendment Amicus Brief with the United States Supreme Court.

The present Amici Curiae, Mary Eng, Nydia Tisdale, and “Chaz” Stevens (hereinafter, “Amici”),1 constitute advocates championing the First Amendment right to free speech. As diverse members of the public amidst ever-increasing scrutiny of law enforcement officers, Amici have witnessed retaliatory arrests meant simply to suppress citizens’ First Amendment freedom of speech. Mr. Stevens, an outspoken critic and citizen investigator, actively …

How to fly with an ESA in 2018

Do you know what procedures are necessary to comply in order to travel with an Emotional Support Animal? Airlines, now, are getting concerned yet firm with the policies regarding traveling with emotional support animals. Therefore, it is significant to know what forms you must collect and submit ahead of time. However, even before that, the first and foremost step is …

WashPo: Emotional Support Animal Caused Disturbance 61% of the time

WashPo: Emotional Support Animal Caused Disturbance 61% of the time

A new survey found that nearly one of every four flight attendants has had to deal with an emotional support animal defecating or urinating in the cabin during a flight, while 13 percent reported passenger-on-passenger conflicts triggered by the presence of the animals. Read the entire story here. Photo courtesy of AP.

Virginia Declares State of Emergency

Virginia Declares State of Emergency

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Saturday ahead of the potential impact from Hurricane Florence, which on Sunday strengthened to a Category 1. Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Florence to become a “major hurricane” Monday as it continues to approach the southeastern U.S. coast. Read the story on NBC4 (Washington DC).

Florence regains strength as a hurricane: 'Plan for the worst."

Florence regains strength as a hurricane: ‘Plan for the worst.”

Florence strengthened into a hurricane again Sunday as forecasters warned the menacing storm could deliver a brutal hit along the East Coast by the end of the week. Virginia joined North and South Carolina in declaring a state of emergency ahead of the storm, which is expected to be a major hurricane. Major hurricanes are those reaching Category 3 or …

Preparing Your Pets for Hurricane Florence. Get Ready Now.

Preparing Your Pets for Hurricane Florence. Get Ready Now.

Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling an emergency supply kit for yourself, your family and your pets, is the same regardless of the type of emergency. However, it’s important to say informed about what might happen and know what types of emergencies are likely to affect your region. Be prepared to …

Emotional support dog missing after LATAM Airlines flight

Emotional support dog missing after LATAM Airlines flight

One Connecticut man claims that his parents’ beloved emotional support dog has gone missing in a bizarre twist of events after a LATAM Airlines flight from the U.S. to Paraguay, operating out of John F. Kennedy International Airport. On August 27, Jonathan Rolon’s parents were flying to the South American nation after visiting him in Connecticut with their emotional support …

Controversy over ’emotional support’ animals on college campuses

Controversy over ’emotional support’ animals on college campuses

PHOENIX — The debate surrounding emotional support animals continues to stir up controversy across the nation, including on college campuses. College student Sydney Sheets brings her dog Halo with her everywhere. He’s not just a pet to her. He’s like a walking medical device, helping her manage her diabetes. Sheets explains, “If I’m, like, too low where I start losing …