Are Woman's Emotional Support Monkeys a Safety Risk?

Playing Woman Fights to Keep Her Emotional Support Monkeys

The Doctors share the case of a St. Louis woman who is causing a stir in her neighborhood because of her 3 emotional support monkeys.

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Her neighbors claim the registered emotional support animals (which were reportedly spotted out of her house), are a safety risk. The woman says the animals help her cope with PTSD, but her city deems monkeys as an "inherently dangerous animal," and a judge will now decide if she can keep her support animals.

The panel notes there is a distinction between an animal that is deemed an emotional support animal and a certified service animal covered under the Americans with Disabilities ActThe Doctors say they would like to see the woman keep her animals, but suggest she take steps to ensure the monkeys get out of her home.

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See more service animals that have warmed our hearts and made headlines! Did you know you can now take an emotional support miniature horse on a plane?

 

A woman in Florida's emotional support squirrel drove her neighbors nuts!

 

Monkeys and squirrels seem tame compared to Wally the therapy alligator! Would you ever use a reptile for support?

 

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