EMOTIONAL SUPPORT CATS
CAN CATS BE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS?
Cats make wonderful pets. But did you know they can also provide those with emotional challenges the added support they need to live a full life?
1). EMOTIONAL SUPPORT CAT PROVIDES COMFORT
An emotional support animal can be of many species, including cats. An emotional support animal or ESA does not require any special training. An ESA is there to provide a person with an emotional or mental disability the support they need to live a normal or better life.
Cats can be beneficial as an emotional support animal as some breeds of felines are very human orientated. This means they love to spend time with their human companion. Some of these cat breeds include the Persian, the Ragdoll, the Abyssinian, the Burmese, the Maine Coon and the Exotic Shorthair. However, that doesn’t mean a mixed breed feline (Moggy) cannot be just as loyal and dedicated to their human.
2). EMOTIONAL SUPPORT CAT REGISTRATION
Although it is not required by law to register your feline as an ESA, some people choose to do so for its many benefits. These include having access to custom ID cards, certificates and even vests to identify the cat as an ESA.
Can a Cat Be a Service Animal?
Unfortunately, no. The job of a service animal falls to canine species and miniature horses. These animals need to be specifically trained to do a task for a disabled individual. This can include picking up dropped items, opening doors or alerting the person to a drop in their blood sugar or of an oncoming seizure. Even though cats can be highly intelligent and trainable, the depth of training needed for a service animal is usually beyond the scope of the feline species. Most importantly, even if you trained your cat to perform services for you, they will not be protected under the ADA.
However, you still have rights under Federal Law with your emotional support cat. This includes being allowed into the cabin of the aircraft with your ESA and into “no pets” policy housing. In addition, neither of these situations can charge you extra for your ESA, but it must be well behaved and under your control at all times when in public.
Your order includes: A Physical Id Card – A Digital Id Card (Emailed To You) A Letter Of Registration Emailed To You – A Custom Tag