In a recent decision by the federal government, they have decided that only dogs can be service animals and that companion animals used for emotional support no longer count. The Transportation Department issued a final rule on Wednesday this week meant to settle years of disputes over animals on airplanes. The department has decided that only dogs can fly for free as service animals, and that emotional support animals may be boarded with pet fees in the cargo hold but may be banned from coming on-board with the passenger. We covered this story in depth within a one of our recent blog posts. To learn more about this ruling and how it impacts traveling with support animals check out the article here:
Service dogs are the most common service animals. However, many other types of animals can be trained to provide assistance, and others can provide emotional support as therapy animals. We cover this topic including definitions of different types of service animals here on our blog:
What Types of Animals Can Be Service Animals: Definitions & Differences
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