Emotional support animals (ESA) are animals that help people with their daily lives by acting as a companion or as part of their treatment plan. Emotional support animals (ESAs) allow people to have companionship and social interaction with other people, and they also can alleviate the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and phobias. It is not possible to train a pet to help people who are disabled to do work for them as they do not have a special training to perform a specific task to assist someone with disabilities and mental illness.
Greyhound Bus is one of the oldest and most recognized transportation companies in North America. Greyhound buses are very convenient if a person wants to go to several cities on a single trip. Greyhound buses run to almost 4000 different cities in North America a day, and they make about 13,000 trips to the region.
Greyhound Bus is also known for its famous “Hound” vehicles which have been traveling along their routes since the company was founded. The company uses this to promote their product and also to raise awareness about their service throughout the country. The Greyhound Hounds have been featured in many television commercials as well as on several radio stations across the country.
Greyhound Bus does not offer any policy for providing emotional support animals (ESA) on their buses. If you have a disability or health condition that requires you to travel with an ESA, you will have to do so outside of their service network.
Greyhound’s Policy on Emotional Support Animal
It can be difficult to travel with an emotional support animal when it is necessary, and in some cases, even a bus will not allow an emotional support animal to travel. ESAs aren’t legal to accompany someone on Greyhound Bus; they aren’t classified as service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
It is not possible for people with disabilities to travel by public transportation if the bus company that you select accepts animals with a special need or if the bus company does not accept certain animal requests.
What does Greyhound’s say about traveling with an Emotional Support Animal?
Greyhound prohibits animals of any kind from traveling on any of their buses. Greyhound buses do allow certain animals, but all other animals, including those that are not specially trained to be able to assist people with disabilities, are restricted from traveling on its buses.
An emotional support animal is prohibited as Greyhound only allows Service Animals as they are more eligible to travel with the passenger. Service animals are any dogs that are specially bred to help or protect those with disabilities.
Service animals provide certain services such as assisting individuals who have reduced vision, directing them to places that are difficult to navigate, alert them to people who may be in the vicinity, and disrupt the patterns of behavior that autists normally have.
The Americans with Disabilities Act does not consider emotional support animals to be service animals, thus these animals that are not registered as service animals are not permitted on Greyhound buses.
JulieJulie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.
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