Stop Discrimination Against Cats

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Vanessa Karbowski
1 week ago
Because it matters to me

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Kim Marie Ostrowski
Dec 8, 2020
I've had cats all my life.
The last one I had, though NOT to certified was my emotional & mental support pet, especially when I suffered from Depression for months. She was the only reason I didn't kill myself. She always knew when I needed a laugh (and would stick out her tongue or just be silly in some other way. I'm sure certain like with determining which dogs would be a good idea for a seeing eye dog (and I know part has to do with personality) that I'm sure that may be true as well for being service 'animals'. A cat can be just as loving and loyal as a dog. I'm pretty sure that cat Tara (I believe was its name) that saved the kid from the dog that attacked him would agree.

I believe that whether the person already owns a particular animal as a pet, that it should be able to be trained as a service animal. Get a dog and a cat and train them for a diabetes spike and be able to call for help etc. epilepsy, anxiety and esp. panic attacks (I really hate those).
Cats take up less room, are more quiet. This is good for apartments, (where dogs may be too big) . So broadening the animals that are trained would be a great idea. Not everyone can have a dog, or a cat

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Jordan Everett
Nov 12, 2020
My cat is trained for medical alert. Its not impossible to train a cat, its not even hard... assuming you have a bond with the animal. Yes its harder to find a cat with good work effort than it is to find a dog, but it isnt impossible. I feel like cats should be an option for people because of this.

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Carla Ford
Nov 11, 2020
Cats are very smart and they are very intuitive. They make great service animals.

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Nikki Rolon
Nov 11, 2020
Cats make great service animals. Stop discrimination towards cats!!

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Harriet Anderson
Nov 11, 2020
USA can use all the help we can get improving our
health system. Why not cats?

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Elaine Becker
Jun 20, 2020
I agree - any animal that can alert the person to a medical issue MUST be allowed to stay with the person!

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Hillel Wasserman
Apr 9, 2020
I have seen a medical alert cat in action, and I can speak to the power these animals possess--and the good they can do for people.

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Casey Lott
Mar 11, 2020
My daughter has seizures and anxiety. Although a dog would be most peoples choice...her cat is her best friend. She can love it and a cat is more chilled. And we live in a big city so a dog in optional living in small area.

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Alex Puerto
Mar 9, 2020
My pet walks on a leash, is potty trained to go outdoors, and growls when a stranger is at my door. My pet is a cat. He enjoys kayaking and any other activitie a dog can do and sometimes even better. Do not discriminate because of ignorance. Thank you