|Barked: Sat Jul 7, '12 5:43pm PST |
|Tuvok --- The FHA allows Service Dogs, Service Dogs In Training and Emotional Support Animals to live with you in an apt... The FHA states that the animals don't have to be trained either.. FHA laws went into effect decades before the ADA.. FHA will continue to allow this... If the dog trashes the place then the tenant has to repair the damage before moving.
You must type your own letter requesting "Reasonable Accommodation" to have either a Service Dog, Service Dog In Training or an Emotional Support Animal (ESA's can be anything still because the FHA is different then the ADA). You then turn in the letter along with the doctors stating that you're in need of a service animal for your medical disabilities.
Also, your Service Dog has to perform physical tasks to migate your disability. Calming down during an attack isn't a task.. Training your dog to get the phone, meds, another human, etc is physical tasks.. So, make sure your trainer knows that.
I should know about the FHA since I won my case when I brought in the pup for training and the complex and their cooperate offices stated I couldn't have a dog in training -- that the dog has to be completely trained -- and that I couldn't have three animals with only a 2 pet policy.. They were caught off guard on the laws and they had to allow my animals..
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