Clearing up confusion about service dogs, therapy animals, and emotional support animals.

This is an excellent article debunking all the myths surrounding animals who help humans. The only thing I would add is in reference to the end of the article, where the author says that laws about service dog fraud are hard to enforce: even so, don’t do it. Don’t be that person. There’s a special place in hell for people who exploit our lax service/therapy/ESA animal laws, thereby making it that much harder for the people who actually need those animals. Don’t go to the special hell. Be a good, honest person and follow animal-related laws like the rest of us humans who have, you know, a heart and a soul. Thanks, folks.

Without further ado, here’s the article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animals-and-us/201602/8-misconceptions-about-therapy-service-and-support-animals

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About Emily Strong

behavior consultant. veterinary technician. crazy parrot lady. lifelong animal lover. cellist. yogi. hula hooper. horse rider. swimmer. singer. reader. writer. dreamer. music lover. amateur gardener. nutrition enthusiast. eternal student. language lover. aspiring polyglot. tattoo canvas. water drinker. overthinker. bountiful laugher. overenthusiast. attention deficit meditator.
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