An Alligator as a Therapy Animal?

Playing Would You Use an Emotional Support Alligator!?

Move over therapy dogs, there's a new guy in town... Wally the Alligator! Yes, this alligator is making headlines for being a therapeutic animal offering support to senior citizens and children in Pennsylvania.

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ER physician Dr. Travis Stork notes that alligators are misunderstood! He says they are unlikely to attack unless you attack first. 

OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry thinks it seems like a really bad idea! Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon shares that as a kid he wanted a pet alligator but he thinks they are a scary looking animal. Dr. Travis too prefers the traditional therapy animals but tries to give Wally some support!

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Dr. Travis says if nothing else, seeing Wally will distract a patient from anything else they are dealing with. When Wally is there, he will get one hundred percent of your attention. Dr. Nita appreciates Dr. Travis' thoughts but she stands by an alligator is not going to ever make her feel better!

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