I've been diagnosed with depression, and am looking to get an ESA. My depression is considered, at this point, debilitating. I am rarely able to stay at work for my entire shift, or wind up sobbing uncontrollably through my work day. It is very difficult for me to do normal tasks, such as cleaning and cooking, and I sleep far too often. From what I've read, this is a requirement as far as getting a ESA goes.
So, here is my issue... I have three ferrets. When I moved into this complex I informed them of the fact that I had three ferrets, and they said it was fine. No additional paperwork or deposit was required. I asked them recently about getting a dog, and was told that there was a *two* animal limit. They did not say I need to get rid of one of my ferrets, but they did say I am not allowed any more animals.
That's where an ESA would come in. What all is required for an ESA to be allowed in a "pet restriction" apartment. (They DO allow dogs, the only issue is the amount of animals. I would pay the extra deposit, if I needed to.) I know I need a letter from my therapist, which I can get. Because of the amount of animals, are they allowed to refuse me an ESA? Would I have to get rid of my ferrets? (Which I refuse to do.)
I live in Nebraska, for reference. Thank you!