Cheaters could hurt those who need emotional support animals on airplanes

Emotional support animals made headlines this week when NBC reported that airline passengers have “found a loophole to bring all kinds of animals on board.” The segment, which follows similar network news reports this year, noted that people are bringing more than dogs and cats with them for emotional support on airplanes. Recent flights have…

Andrew: An animal assisted therapy success story

Placed in a residential youth facility, Andrew* was full of rage, fear, and sadness. It only got worse after he lost a brother to a drug-related incident. Having been severely neglected and abused for years, his anger found an outlet in his fists – with the walls, residents, and staff as his punching bags. He…