ESAD Int’l once again rises up to support Florida’s proposed ESA legislation.

Once again, the State of Florida is looking to crack down on landlord and clients who are trying to abuse the laws regarding emotional support animals. People are “getting phony baloney psychological papers saying they’re allowed to have animals in their communities,” Sen. Kevin Rader (D-29th District) said. “You can go online right now and for … less than $100 …

[PRESS RELEASE] Chaz Stevens, CEO of ESADoggy.com, Supports Missiouri’s Proposed Emotional Support Animal Law.

Missouri state representatives have again proposed legislation seeking to reign in assistance animals. Per House Bill 1319, any person knowingly misrepresenting a dog as a service dog for the purposes of receiving accommodations regarding service dogs under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act would be guilty of a misdemeanor. Misrepresentation of an assistance animal includes, but …

[AUDIO] Interview with Chaz Stevens, CEO of ESAD Int’l.

Multiple online companies claim to provide these official letters without ever seeing anyone in person. All you have to do is pay a fee and fill out a questionnaire. This causes two problems, people pay for fake letters and everybody has easy access to promote their pet to an emotional support animal, maybe without needing it. CEO of ESAD Int’l., …

Chaz Stevens, CEO

How Real a Problem Are Fake Emotional Support Animals?

One online provider of emotional support animal verification letters, ESAD Int’l., pitches itself as the wheat among the chaff. Chaz Stevens, the company’s CEO, claims that many of the company’s competitors are illegitimate. ESAD Int’l., whose fees start at around $200, connects customers across the country with licensed mental health care providers in their area for evaluations. Once the provider …

Florida legislature to define and tighten emotional support animal laws

Chaz Stevens, Director of People / Chief Dog Lover of ESAD Int’l., said that getting a proper mental health evaluation should not be an option for anyone who wants to own their ESA legitimately. ESAD Int’l is a company of licensed mental health counselors that provide emotional support animal services through online and in-person sessions. “This is full-on mental health care,” Stevens said. …

Fake Florida ESA Letter Will Land You In Jail

Fake Florida ESA Letter Will Land You In Jail

Florida State Representative Sam Killebrew has filed HB 209 which, if it passes in the 2020 state legislative session, will amend Chapter 760 of the Florida statutes to do the following: Prohibit discrimination in the rental or sale of a dwelling to a person with a disability who has an ESA.Prohibit an owner or lessor of a dwelling unit from …

[PRESS RELEASE] ESAD Int'l Proposes Ethical Guidelines for Emotional Support Animal Letters.

[PRESS RELEASE] ESAD Int’l Proposes Ethical Guidelines for Emotional Support Animal Letters.

With the recent passage of legislation in Illinois and upcoming changes in Federal law, the online emotional support animal business should finally benefit from the long overdue tightening of the rules governing the industry. For years, Chaz Stevens, CEO, and Founder of ESAD Int’l. has consistently supported and demanded increased governmental oversight, as weak guidelines at the Federal level allows …

Michigan's Proposed Emotional Support Animal Law.

[PRESS RELEASE] Chaz Stevens, CEO of ESADoggy.com, Supports Michigan’s Proposed Emotional Support Animal Law.

Michigan state representatives have again proposed legislation seeking to reign in assistance animals. Per House Bill 4910, a person would receive a misdemeanor for having a fake support animal. Punishment includes up to a $500 fine, up to 90 days in jail and community service. The bill would also require those receiving an emotional support animal recommendation must have a …

Michigan ESA Laws

With newly introduced bill, Michigan aims to crack down on fake support animals

A bill just introduced in the Michigan House is aimed at cracking down on the prescription of fake emotional support animals. House Bill 4910, known as the “misrepresentation of emotional support animals act,” would make it illegal for a person to misrepresent themselves as a person with a disability or as someone with an emotional support animal. According to the …