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Old 11-28-2014, 07:22 PM
 
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Does anyone know where I can get an emotional support animal letter in NYC? Particularly to get around a pet law in an apartment building.
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:43 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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Does anyone know where I can get an emotional support animal letter in NYC? Particularly to get around a pet law in an apartment building.
Whoever is treating you, and/or call the ASPCA or Mayor's Alliance for advice.

Hoping you would not abandon your pet to the shelter because of a landlord thing.
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Old 11-28-2014, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Financial District
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You can get them online via Skype for $100 or so, is it possible to move somewhere with less restrictions?
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Old 11-28-2014, 08:26 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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You can get them online via Skype for $100 or so, is it possible to move somewhere with less restrictions?
But who does the certifying ?

I would appreciate knowing, people sometimes ask me and I tell them to call the ASPCA.
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:44 PM
 
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But who does the certifying ?

I would appreciate knowing, people sometimes ask me and I tell them to call the ASPCA.
thedogtor.net

I still think it's a bad idea unless there is literally no alternative.
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Old 11-29-2014, 09:37 AM
 
Location: West Harlem
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thedogtor.net

I still think it's a bad idea unless there is literally no alternative.
Judging by the number of "landlord" dumps on the city shelter death list every night, this may be the case for some people.

Who takes a "no pets" place when they have a pet.
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Old 11-29-2014, 10:46 AM
 
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Judging by the number of "landlord" dumps on the city shelter death list every night, this may be the case for some people.

Who takes a "no pets" place when they have a pet.
Agree-- although I think people get puppies/kittens because they are cute and then they dump them in a shelter when they get tired of the expense/responsibility.

It's kind of a shady move to get this emotional support letter if you live in a no-pet building. Some people have legitimate allergies which can be quite severe. I love dogs and have one (rescued from NYAC-- owner surrender) but I respect people who don't want to live in a pet building. These emotional support animals are not subject to any kind of training so it's not like having a seeing eye dog or a trained working dog. Those animals are screened and train for years. The criteria for emotional support animals is pretty flimsy.
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Old 11-29-2014, 11:09 AM
 
Location: West Harlem
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Agree-- although I think people get puppies/kittens because they are cute and then they dump them in a shelter when they get tired of the expense/responsibility.
The top reasons are "moving/landlord," "allergies," and my favorites - "personal problems" and "new baby."

Again, who moves to a no pet place when they have a pet.

Regarding REAL and actual allergies, that would be me. Animals in adjacent units would not bother anyone.
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Old 11-29-2014, 01:10 PM
 
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Sorry, but that's WRONG. I'm sick of people like you with fake claims and fake letters to get around the law.

Anyone in such bad shape that they're dependent on an animal for emotional support shouldn't be living in NYC.
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Old 11-30-2014, 12:20 PM
 
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Ok. Judging from the responses I just got, maybe I should clarify - I'm moving to a building where they allow ONE dog. I currently have one dog. I was thinking about getting a second dog - I did not already get one. I do NOT plan on dumping any dogs in a kill shelter. This is the reason I want emotional support animal letters.
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