Mental Health Studies show that emotional support animals can provide a comforting presence to handlers that suffer from a variety of mental health issues. As the benefits of using ESA’s grow, doctors are now expanding their patients to include those that suffer from; PTSD Mild to severe anxiety Agoraphobia (fear of being outside of the home) Aerophobia (fear of flying) Depression General Anxiety Housing – Landlords Can’t Charge Pets Fees and Pet Deposits (Protected by the FHA) How many times have you heard of friends and/or family members having to give up their pets because of their housing situation? You can protect yourself from this tragic, yet common, scenario by registering your pet as an ESA. Under the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1998, you will qualify for no-pet housing, including housing that limits your pet’s size or breed. Additionally, you can’t be charged a pet fee. Airlines – Airlines Have to Allow ESA to Fly in Cabin and Can’t Charge a Pet Travel Fee If you’re like the vast majority of people, you might find yourself on a flight from time to time. Unfortunately, airlines have made it very difficult for pet owners to fly with their pets by either charging outrageous pet fees or disallowing pet travel altogether. Under The Air Carrier Access Act, you will be able to fly with your pet in the cabin with NO fee. That is an additional $90 – $300 (each way) that you will be able to avoid when flying with your fur baby!