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Q: City I just moved to...and signed a year lease....has a pit bull law bannng them...I have a mixed breed and

A registered esa animal..they gave me 7 days to get rid of him. How can I avoid getting rid of my dog? Wellsville mo

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Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
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  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Here's what the ADA website, https://www.ada.gov/regs2010/service_animal_qa.html, states:

Q3. Are emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals considered service animals under the ADA?

A. No. These terms are used to describe animals that provide comfort just by being with a person. Because they have not been trained to perform a specific job or task, they do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. However, some State or local governments have laws that allow people to take emotional support animals into public places. You may check with your State and local government agencies to find out about these laws.

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