Kingman, AZ - Do landlords have to rent to tenants with emotional support animals?
Viewer Donna let me know she and her husband own rental property in Kingman with a 'no cat' policy.
He is extremely allergic and she says it "could pose a health risk to him when he enters the property."
She explains that a potential tenant says "I can't deny a person with an ESA (emotional support animal)..."
Service animals are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). They are allowed anywhere the public is allowed. Emotional support or assistance animals are not trained to perform a task and don't have those same protections.
But when it comes to housing, there are some protections. While dogs and, in some case miniature horses, are the only animals legally considered service animals, there are no type of restrictions for ESA or assistance animals.