READ THIS Before You Get An ESA...
Mar 25th, 2021
States are cracking down on ESAs. Just recently, on November 16th, 2021, Florida said they would be making it more difficult to get an ESA.
And for good reason. There are a lot of companies out there promising ESAs without proper, medical approval.
Now don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of ethical companies out there doing it right. They take all the necessary steps needed to get you a legal ESA.
But beware of the fake ones...
Say you go through with it and get an ESA. Then it turns out the ESA is not legal. As more and more States crack down on ESA laws, what if your fake ESA is sought out and disapproved of by your landlord. Then what happens to you and your pet?
The worst case scenario is you get kicked out of your living situation and fined for breaking your contract. It’s no joke to use a fake ESA especially when your relationship with your pet is on the line.
PLUS, it’s not like they’re giving ESAs away for free.
You will have paid for an ESA but it will not be valid. Sadly, scam ESA businesses are everywhere. That’s why we will see more and more states begin to crack down on ESAs as a whole.
To combat this, we need to make sure everyone gets the official legal ESAs so we do not lose this right for our pets.
If you wonder if a company might be a scam...
Here’s what to look out for…
Do They Pre-Approve Your Pet?
Although most pets qualify, it’s still a necessary step in an official ESA document. Some businesses will approve any pet and that’s not legal practice.
For an ESA to be official, the pet must be approved.
In fact, one of Florida’s reasons for raising the alarm on ESAs was because they felt too many different types of pets were being considered ESAs.
Do They Require Screening By A Real Doctor?
This is important because if you’re not being screened by a REAL doctor, then the ESA is fake and worthless.
Traditionally, you had to go to your doctor to get an ESA. Now, you can be screened through a series of questions that are sent to and approved by a doctor.
Be careful though. Since the process has gone online, it’s easy for companies to lie about whether an actual doctor is reviewing the documents or not.
Which brings us to the last qualification...
Is Your ESA Signed With A Doctor's REAL Registration Number?
This is the icing on the cake. You must make sure that the Doctor's real registration number will be on the official ESA documents. This is PROOF that you were screened by a doctor.
Without it, landlords do not have to obey ESA laws and even worse, can kick you out for living with your pet!
Closing the case on ESAs
With that being said, this process does not have to be long and difficult.
In fact, getting an ESA only takes between 24-48 hours.
Websites like Support Pets make the entire process simple.
You simply go through a pre-screening to qualify…
Get doctor approval…
Then once approved, are emailed you official ESA documents.
All in as little as 24-48 hours.
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