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Single Disabled Mom Loses Her Emotional Support Dog To A House Fire.

Published on April 11, 2024 by Darren Jorgensen
A recent heart wrenching incident occurred when an emotional support dog died in South Omaha due to a house fire. Snappha was an 8-year-old dog who was an emotional support dog to her handler, Moore, who is suffering from bipolar disorder and anxiety. Moore is a single, disabled mom of six children. Snappha and Moore shared an incredible bond; he was her hope for happiness.
Single Disabled Mom Loses Her Emotional Support Dog To A House Fire.


The fire was under control for about 20 minutes, and the Omaha Fire Department is still investigating the cause. According to the reports, five adults and six children lived in the building. The department reported no injuries to anyone, but crews did rescue a dog and two cats. They administered oxygen to the dog.

The rescued dog is Bella, and she was there for the kids. While Snappha was with Moore, she said Snappha had left a hole in her heart. Especially not having the closure of finding his body. But then, while filming the interview, her kids found his body.

“You found his body?” called down Moore from the second floor of the home.

“Yes,” replied one of her kids.

“Right now?” Moore asked.

“Yes, he’s dead,” one responded.

Snappah was found in the basement.

In shock, Moore ran to her daughter’s side first and consoled herself.

“It’s going to be okay. You gotta laugh. Snappha. You gotta put the ‘Ha’ at the end,” said Moore.

Finding Snappha’s body was an unexpected closure, but the journey to recovery is just beginning. Moore stated.

According to Werner, the fire was mainly contained to just one of the units, which will not allow people to live in as-is, but other units might have water and smoke damage.

Moore said that her emotional support animal filled a space in her life, and many people do not understand the support and love that animals provide.

How Emotional Support Animals Helping Individuals?

Emotional support animals provide unconditional love, companionship, and a range of therapeutic benefits that aid in the mental and emotional well-being of the individual. Emotional support animals can be beneficial for individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD, autism, stress-induced situations, social phobia, etc.

How To Get An Emotional Support Animal?

To get an emotional support animal, an individual should have an emotional or mental health condition that can be improved by the presence of an ESA. These support animals are recognized as a necessary form of treatment for people’s mental health under federal laws. For the legal legitimacy of an emotional support animal, one needs an ESA letter signed by a licensed mental health professional.

An emotional support animal letter acts as a prescription that states the role of the support animal in your mental well-being. Emotional support animals are protected under the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination by housing providers such as landlords and people dealing with housing facilities. However, Landlords cannot restrict your emotional support animal or impose extra charges based on the breed, size, or weight.

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Darren Jorgensen
Darren M. Jorgensen has a fondness for all animals, though dogs especially, have a huge home in his heart. He enjoys quilting, making handcrafted soap and bodyworks and anything that produces practical products. Jorgensen lives with his own service dog who doubles as an Emotional Support Animal. He gets it.


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