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    Default Flight Delayed For 2 Hours After Woman Brings Emotional Support Squirrel On Plane

    October 10, 2018 at 9:42 am



    ORLANDO, Fla. (CBS/AP)
    — You’ve heard of emotional support dogs, but what about emotional support squirrels?


    Police had to remove a woman who brought an “emotional support squirrel” on a Frontier Airlines flight headed from Orlando, Florida, to Cleveland.


    Frontier says the passenger had noted in her reservation that she was bringing an emotional support animal with her on Flight 1612 Tuesday night. But she did not indicate it was a squirrel.


    The airline says rodents, including squirrels, are not allowed. The airline says police were called when the passenger refused to leave the plane.


    Police requested the other passengers disembark while officers dealt with the woman, who was eventually escorted into the main terminals.


    The flight left for Cleveland about two hours later.




    https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/20...rrel-on-plane/

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    Man I’d be pissed if I was those people. Can any animal be deemed emotional support? The bar I frequent always let dogs in but a couple of months ago an inspector came in and said no more because while the bar has a food license, it doesn’t sell food, so the guy was being an asshole. Anyway, some of the regulars always have their dogs there so they had them registered as support dogs so they get to stay. It’s sad when people come in with their dogs and they have to go outside now. It IS nicer outside on the water but it’s the point.
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    First of all, there is no such thing as an emotional support squirrel. Secondly, yes, any animal can be deemed an emotional support animal, but it doesn't mean anything. You can't just barge through any door with your emotional support animal, though they may help with anxiety, depression, etc.

    And furthermore, there really isn't even any licenses or official proof an animal might be an actual service animal - however, those you can take with you in public places, but they are usually only dogs. Seeing eye dogs are obviously fine and some dogs can somehow sense some epileptic seizures. But if you get anxiety or something of that nature, you cannot just drag your dog/squirrel/rat/mosquito into a restaurant, Home Depot, airplane, library, etc. and in fact, people with real service animals get angry because ESAs are not trained the same way (or even at all) and will distract "real" service animals. But it's confusing because like I said, there is no official designation for either.

    And I know all of this from watching spoonie/munchie nutcases on YouTube. And that's my main source for this info so if it's wrong...I should have done my research, Becky.
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    And here she is on the news, telling her side of emotional support squirrel story.


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    Is this real life? That video was like something from a Will Ferrell movie so I guess I can at least appreciate the comic relief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterslide View Post
    First of all, there is no such thing as an emotional support squirrel. Secondly, yes, any animal can be deemed an emotional support animal, but it doesn't mean anything. You can't just barge through any door with your emotional support animal, though they may help with anxiety, depression, etc.

    And furthermore, there really isn't even any licenses or official proof an animal might be an actual service animal - however, those you can take with you in public places, but they are usually only dogs. Seeing eye dogs are obviously fine and some dogs can somehow sense some epileptic seizures. But if you get anxiety or something of that nature, you cannot just drag your dog/squirrel/rat/mosquito into a restaurant, Home Depot, airplane, library, etc. and in fact, people with real service animals get angry because ESAs are not trained the same way (or even at all) and will distract "real" service animals. But it's confusing because like I said, there is no official designation for either.

    And I know all of this from watching spoonie/munchie nutcases on YouTube. And that's my main source for this info so if it's wrong...I should have done my research, Becky.
    i don't know if all that you said is true on a national level, but it is not true in CA (unfortunately).

    i see ESAs in the grocery store (blech) and at restaurants (gross). i hate it. and the owners of these places hate it but there's nothing they can do.

    https://www.esaregistration.org/blog...in-california/
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    ^Well, that doesn't surprise me. I wonder if maybe I'm thinking of federal regs. I think that's what some of the nuttier people were hoping for. Or maybe the service dog people were fighting to keep the ESAs out of public places so their dogs wouldn't be distracted or harmed. I don't know, all those YouTube people were kind of insane and were using service dogs for things other than blindness and epilepsy like EDS/POTS, cystic fibrosis, lyme disease, etc. But anyway, you're right I think the guidelines differed from state to state. And if these animals were trained, and clean, and really helping someone out, great. But you know it's just everyone wants to be special and feel entitled to bring Mr Schmoopy the Cat and Max the Dog and Daisy the Squirrel anywhere their heart desires.
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    i think a lot of people here love their dogs and just want to the pet to be everywhere with them. i love dogs too but don't want to see them in places where i eat. and what about the people with pet allergies? it's really not fair to them to have to go to public places and deal with other people's dogs.

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    I agree with you. I love all the pets I've ever had and the one I presently have it's just a sad thing that you can't take your dog inside Denny's with you, but oh well. Though it beats leaving them in the car...but that's a whole other issue. Also agree about the allergy issues and what if someone you're around has a phobia of dogs, for example? It would just go round and round.
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    Interesting. Around here, there are almost no restaurant where you can't bring your dog. From burger places to really posh upscale restaurants. It's very convenient for me because I can't leave my dog at home for too long (she will bark when she hears my neighbours, and also it's the law here to not leave your dog alone for more than 4 hours).
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    Quote Originally Posted by funky_chicken View Post
    Interesting. Around here, there are almost no restaurant where you can't bring your dog. From burger places to really posh upscale restaurants. It's very convenient for me because I can't leave my dog at home for too long (she will bark when she hears my neighbours, and also it's the law here to not leave your dog alone for more than 4 hours).
    yup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterslide View Post
    Is this real life?
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    Quote Originally Posted by czb View Post
    i don't know if all that you said is true on a national level, but it is not true in CA (unfortunately).

    i see ESAs in the grocery store (blech) and at restaurants (gross). i hate it. and the owners of these places hate it but there's nothing they can do.

    https://www.esaregistration.org/blog...in-california/
    I looked at the website and I'm not saying it's a scam (well, yeah I kinda am) but for about $500 I can get a "mental health professional" to write a letter saying I qualify for an ESA. Let me guess, I suffer from "anxiety", then I get a pretty certificate and registration and a cute little vest for my animal. Then I can take my dog anywhere, even rent an apartment in a "no pets" complex because my dog isn't a "pet" she's an ESA. Riiiiiight.

    Not saying there aren't people out there who legitimately benefit from ESAs, therapy or service dogs but this shit is bordering on the ridiculous, and likely ruining it for those people. A fucking emotional support squirrel. It should at least be limited to domesticated animals. Unless it's this squirrel, but then you'd probably have to take the moose too since they're BFFs..

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    I feel really conflicted about this. Part of me feels that if Gerard Depardieu is allowed to be in an airplane cabin, then other wild animals that pee all over the place should, too.

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