Assistance Animals in Emergency Shelters

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Introduction In the event of a disaster, you might need to evacuate. But what about your assistance animal in an emergency shelter? Can you bring your animal with you?  The […]

Service Animals

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The only species of service animal recognized under Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) are dogs and miniature horses.[1] North Carolina state law does not have a similar limitation.[2] Title […]

Sample Letters for Service Animals

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Use these sample letters to advocate for your right to use a service animals in public places, and to report violations. Sample letter for place of public accommodation Date  Dear Business […]

ADA Title III (Public Places)

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What Is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law protecting people from discrimination based on disability. It requires public […]

Assistance Animals in Housing FAQ

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Some people need assistance animals to help them with their disabilities. But some homes and apartments have a “no pets” policy. Others don’t allow certain breeds of dogs, or have a pet size limit.

Assistance Animals in Housing

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Under the Fair Housing Act, tenants and homeowners with disabilities are allowed to have service animals and emotional support animals in their homes/apartments. They can also have them in common areas of a housing complex.

Sample Letters – Assistance Animals

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Reasonable Accommodation Letter to Landlord Template [Date] [Building Manager/Landlord] [Address of Building Manager/Landlord] Re: Reasonable Accommodation Request Dear [Building Manager/Landlord]: I live at [your address]. I am a person with […]