More college students seek emotional support animals
February 18, 2018
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — If Sam Okhuysen is feeling anxious, sometimes all it takes is for her emotional support cat, Cleo, to curl up on the small of her back to calm her down.
"That instantly almost relieves all of the anxiety that I have. So, I'll pretty much take a nap almost with her on my back and I'll wake up feeling good," said Okhuysen, a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
The 21-year-old Stephenson, Michigan, native adopted Cleo last year with the hope the cat could help manage her anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
"I'm a lot happier person in ge...