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Best Friends for Life: Humane Housing for Animals and People  This booklet from the Doris Day Animal League explains the federal laws that protect your right to keep pets in all federally-assisted housing, and if you are disabled, your right to an assistive animal in all types of rental housing. Chapters include "Disabilities and Assisted Housing," "Disabilities and Privately-Owned Housing," "Pets and Assisted Housing," and "Pets and Privately Owned Housing."  Relatively easy to read compared with other sources of the same information.

http://www.bazelon.org   Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law -- excellent, trustworthy site for information on the laws.  Here are a couple of relevant pages on that site:

Fair Housing Information Sheet # 6 Right to Emotional Support Animals in "No Pet" Housing (includes SAMPLE DOCTOR'S LETTER)

December 8, 2009 Action Alert. -- Rules on Travel with Emotional Support Animals Are Discriminatory

 http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/everyday-recovery/201004/each-time-i-recover-enough-i-borrow-dog A Yale professor writes about the positive effects of walking a dog.  

'Sit! Stay! Snuggle!': An Iraq Vet Finds His Dog Tuesday  (Wall Street Journal Article About a Psychiatric Service Dog)

Scientific study published on America Psychological Association site: The Truth About Cats and Dogs: Pets Are Good for Mental Health of ‘Everyday People’ Study finds thinking about one’s pet is as beneficial as thinking about friends

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/05/19/6-ways-pets-relieve-depression/


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