Lizbeth asked in PetsCats · 9 months ago

Could a cat be an emotional support animal?

7 Answers

  • 9 months ago
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    ANY specie of pet "could" be an ESA..

    It comes down to if the animal can reasonably be accomodated for, and if that particular animal is beneficial to you.

    ESAs are not service animals. They do not have public access rights. Only dogs and mini horses can he service animals.

    ESAs are not covered under ADA laws. They are covered under fair housing laws and airline carrier access laws... Both of which have some restrictions.

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    A rock can an "emotional support" because it s all fictional. A cat has no clue that you re a snowflake who s "emotionally fragile".

  • 9 months ago

    ESA's are just PETS. They don't have Service Animal rights. ALL it may allow you is to live where pets aren't allowed IF you have a doctor's note suggesting one would be good for you and only IF the landlord agrees.

    If you want a cat and live where they aren't allowed just MOVE to a place that does. So sick of you people .

    Lv 7
    9 months ago


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  • audrey
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Me ex who lives in Pa., got a letter from his doctor so his cat could be a ESA. Worked for him. He lives in a low income senior building.

  • Lv 7
    9 months ago

    if you need emotional support, it is a sign you are too emotional.

    the animal's job is to wean you from needing it. often though, it makes you even MORE emotionally dependent.

    that being said, a cat CAN be an emotional support animal, but it needs to be trained to behave around strangers, and NOT to scratch things up, and training cats is not easy...

    • Nekkid Truth!
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      ESAs domt need training.. They do not have public access rights

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Yes, but you do understand that such animals have no official status? They are not considered service animals.

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