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Emotional Support Animal

An Education in Service Dogs

Joanna Charnas | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Joanna Charnas

My colleagues were right -- often dogs that appear to be service or emotional-support animals obtained certification through accessible but illegal means, and they didn't deserve the rights and benefits allowed to legitimate service animals. In the future, I'll continue to love all the dogs I encounter at work, but I'll no longer assume the ones sporting vests deserve to wear them.

Parrots and Veterans Heal One Another at Serenity Park

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Dustin DeMoss

Did you know that parrots and veterans have a lot in common? Sometimes the goodwill of others can create something truly incredible, and this certainly holds true in the case of the Serenity Park Parrot Sanctuary.

Navy Veteran Fined $500 For Owning A Pig As A Service Animal

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact

A Navy veteran is being fined $500 by New York City for keeping the service animal she says keeps her emotionally healthy. When Nadine Darsanlal re...

PHOTOS: City Threatens To 'Dispose' Of Pet Pig

| Posted 02.20.2013 | New York

By Paul DeBenedetto, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer QUEENS — A Whitestone family fighting to keep a pet pig named Petey rallied Tuesday to save thei...

Is Aubrey O'Day Giving Mental Illness a Bad Name?

Joshua Estrin | Posted 08.29.2012 | Celebrity
Joshua Estrin

Millions of people are suffering from real illnesses while an "almost" Celebrity Apprentice tweets from 30,000 feet about how much her four-legged "celebutantes" deserve to be spoiled.

Student Suing Over Right To Keep A Guinea Pig In Her Dorm

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.04.2012 | College

A student at Grand Valley State University in Michigan believes the school violated federal housing policy by not letting her keep Blanca, a pet guine...