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PSD Travel – Thailand – Cyprus – May 2021

Dear ESAeurope friends

Today we can once again note with great pleasure that one of our ESAeurope customers has successfully flown with your dog. This time from Thailand to Cyprus.

Our customer M. decided a few weeks ago to start a PSD training with her dog Maui to take him from Thailand to Cyprus. After many years in Thailand, M. has decided to find her new happiness in Cyprus.

After all airlines refused the transport to Cyprus as a normal pet or as ESA (Singapore Airlines would have accepted Maui as ESA, but does not fly to Cyprus), M. contacted us to book and complete an apprenticeship as a PSD (psychiatric service dog). ESAeurope has put together a package with M. to train Maui accordingly and then certify it as a PSD. This worked out wonderfully and M. was able to take Maui with Qatar Air to Cyprus.

Her statement is:

Good morning:))
Everything worked out great, nowhere a problem. Only we were exhausted and stressed
We flew with Qatar Air, Maui is always so quiet because they couldn’t say anything
As ESA it is also with Singapore Air, but for us there was no connection, therefore as PSD with Qatar
We are very proud of the two, who were not only able to successfully complete the training in a short time, but were also able to deliver the required short videos in suitable quality.
We have received permission from M. to put this report on our homepage.
Many greetings and good luck in Cyprus
The ESAeurope team
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ESA experience in going to the official doctor

Today we received a nice message from one of our ESA-europe members that it was possible to take his ESA dog with him to an official doctor’s examination, after he had clarified everything beforehand and presented the ESA-Europe ID card.

So it was possible to come to this appointment with less nervousness and fear. which then went very well. The Authority has requested the wearing of a muzzle and the presentation of the ESACard.

We think that’s a beautiful story that shows how important and helpful it can be to use the ESACard in daily life.

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ESA Lost & Found NFC Tag

We are constantly confronted with inquiries regarding runaway dogs. It is simply a fact that some dog breeds “break out” much more often than others.

Hunting dogs are such an example, while so-called shepherd dogs tend to stay with their owners and do not tend to run away. Exceptions, of course, confirm the rule.

We all know how difficult it is often to keep our dogs on a leash and we also experience how exhausting it can be to recall or catch running dogs.

We have therefore decided to look for a cheap way to find and offer to assign a found dog should it be found.

With today’s technical aids such as modern smartphones, it was obvious to find a way to identify a found animal by scanning a chip. You scan the animal’s chip with your smartphone and are then automatically redirected to ESAeurope’s Lost & Found page.

No further action is necessary if the chip also contains all the desired information about the dog (e.g. call name or chip number) as well as the owner (name, phone number, hometown).

The ESAeurope Lost & Found Chip can thus help to find an ESA animal again (of course also works for non-ESA animals) and in case of accidents to establish contact with the owner or friends/relatives.

A good and cheap investment for additional security

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We have waited far too long

Our Gillie (ESA-Dog) is now 10 years old and has mild osteoarthritis. For too long she has jumped into our car or been lifted in or out by us.

Now, after veterinary examination (CT, nutrition plan, painkiller prescription) we have become a bit smarter and have gained a sloping ramp. I can say brilliantly. It took Gillie exactly 1 minute to get used to it and now there is no risk of additional damage.

The ramp is very easy to exit and pack up again and hardly takes up space in the car. An ingenious invention. We have waited far too long.

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Assistance dog

The UN Convention covering the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNBR) grants not only people with physical disabilities, but also people with sensory, intellectual or mental disabilities/chronic illness, the right toanimal assistanceand the right to participate in an equal way as people with no disabilities. These include the right to autonomy (self-determination/self-reliance), including the freedom to make your own decisions (e.g. when choosing aids) and the right to maximum independence (e.g. from the help of other people through assistance by assistance dog). Discrimination againstpeople with disabilities is also prohibited. It is also enshrined in law that places, buildings and installations accessible to the general public as well as all companies that offer goods, services or information to the public must be accessible and accessible as far as economically reasonable (= in the generally usual way, without any particular difficulty and in principle can be found, accessible and usable without outside help). Allowing an assistance dog does not constitute an economic unreasonable, even if it involves an additional cleaning or disinfection effort.

The application of a general dog ban or the right to a house disadvantages those people who need the assistance of their assistance dog – and constitutes discrimination within the meaning of the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

In the opinion of the Schleswig-Holstein Landtag (print case 18/1500 of 05.02.2014) the legal framework for the barrier-free access of assistance dogs to public areas and institutions has been created. According to Section 15 ofthe Dangerous Dogs Act (GefHG), the prohibitionto take dogs in schools, hospitals, theatres, bathing establishments or similar facilities applies, not to guide dogs and assistance dogs for the disabled as part of their intended use and training. Also from the general obligation of section 2 para.2 These dogs are covered by the above-mentioned conditions of section 15 GefHG liberated. Appropriate equality between guide dogs and guide dogs for the disabled is also provided in the National Nature Conservation Act. Paragraph 32(2) sentence 2 states that these dogs may also be carried on beach sections with a busy bathing operation all year round as part of their intended use and training. Pursuant to Section 17 (3) Forest Law applies the Bid for the way and the linseed requirement for guide dogs and assistance dogs for the disabled as part of their intended use and training not.