These Student Requests Are a Different Animal

Colleges accustomed to guide dogs now grapple with demands to allow ferrets and snakes that provide psychiatric support

October 13, 2006 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

Sarah B. Sevick considers her pet ferret, Lilly, to be a service animal, no less legitimate than a guide dog. True, the support Lilly provides is emotional, rather than physical, but that does not change her status under the law, Ms. Sevick reasons.


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