Emotional support animal owners experience housing problems

November 17, 2015
Several residents have faced problems trying to get their landlords to recognize their emotional support or companion animals.
     Chloe Martinez had her therapist write a note so her dog, Cash, could be her emotional support animal. Martinez, 23, is a recent University of Missouri graduate who said she got the idea from a friend after she started battling mental health issues.
     “It was my sophomore year of high school, and I was dealing with a lot of anxiety," Martinez said.
     She said Cash helps her deal with social anxiety when she is in public and has helped her through some very hard times.