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