Emotional support animal debate comes to a boil

Florida eyes crackdown on emotional support animals

TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers are eyeing a crackdown on people who claim their pets are emotional support animals to evade rules and deposits in rental units and condominium developments.

Republican Sen. Manny Diaz of Hialeah says his bill is aimed at preventing people from obtaining for a fee an online doctor’s dubious decision that their animal is for emotional support.

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