Emotional support animals are being allowed almost anywhere and everywhere in Orem, Utah.
This is just one example of how far toward the ridiculous some local laws can go.
So what exactly does this story have to do with those of us who are landlords?
A lot, unfortunately.
It’s stupid law.
But it’s also more.
Are we at the place where we have to take in pets? All pets?
Will pets become a protected class?
Who would have ever thought lizards would be allowed in grocery stores?
According to the story link below that is happening…
I’m going to go out on a limb here and just come out and say it.
If I were shopping in any grocery store and suddenly encountered a lizard, support animal or support reptile, I’d be screaming my head off.
And did I read this part right- “Tuesday’s committee hearing was the criminal penalties for denying entry to a support animal”?
As we know tenants can have exotic pets.
I’ll tell the story about the little fawn in a duplex if you all write in and tell us some of your best tenant pet stories…
Read more about the open door policy for emotional support animals