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megana58
Dec 08, 2020
In Emotional Support Animals
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: https://www.assistanceanimalsconsulting.com/post/federal-rules-have-changed-emotional-support-animals-are-now-banned-on-airplanes
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megana58
Dec 02, 2020
In Service Animals
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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megana58
Nov 25, 2020
In Assistance Animals Community
We want to build a healthy, positive environment for all of our members. With this in mind here are a few of the rules to keep our forum polite and fun for all. 1. Please remain respectful of all other members. 2. Please do not post profanity, inflammatory or derogatory comments. 3. Please refrain from posting spam, sales, and other self-promotional type posts. 4. Please refrain from bringing politics into the discussions. There are plenty of other places to have those discussions. This forum is focused on support animals and pets. 5. If you are found to post multiple comments that break these rules, you may be banned from making future posts. 6. We encourage you to share, learn and have fun. That is what this community is all about :)
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megana58
Nov 25, 2020
In Assistance Animals Community
Welcome to the Assistance Animals Community, we are so happy you've joined us. This is a forum for all pet lovers, pet owners, veterinarians, service animal handlers, trainers, and anyone else who wants to learn more and have discussions about service and support animals. We invite you to connect with our veterinary staff to ask questions and encourage you to share your own experiences and stories here with other members. We've built this forum to provide a resource for service and support animal education and to build a network for our members to enjoy community support. Tell us all about your dogs, cats, horses, or other assistance animals. Feel free to ask questions or post topics for discussion.
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