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Old April 2nd, 2012, 06:58 PM   #1
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GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Battling a heart condition and severe depression, Grand Valley State University student Kendra Velzen takes such comfort from her pet guinea pig that her therapist formally prescribed an “emotional support animal.”
Two days after she moved into a single-occupancy efficiency unit at Calder Residences, GVSU officials said her guinea pig, Blanca, had to go. On-campus housing rules banned pets other than non-predatory fish.
Now, Velzen, a 28-year-old Grand Rapids woman, and Fair Housing Center of West Michigan, have filed a federal lawsuit against GVSU, its Board of Regents and four administrators who allegedly refused to allow the animal to live with her.
University officials said only service dogs for those with physical disabilities are allowed, the lawsuit said.
Attorney Stephen Dane of Ohio said the university should have made an accommodation for Velzen because she is disabled under the Fair Housing Act.
“People truly do get medical benefits, and psychological benefits, out of emotional support animals,” he said by telephone.
GVSU officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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Pretty sure a gerbil on a college campus is a bad idea.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 07:10 PM   #3
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What a quack of a doctor to prescribe an emotional support guinea pig.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 07:13 PM   #4
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A sign that our civilization is in decline.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 07:32 PM   #5
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no the fact you gave ghey-j hall kudos was proof for me!
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Hmm, maybe a Doc could prescribe me a mistress?
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 07:41 PM   #7
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Well if anyone is familiar with bad ideas, it would be you!
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 07:45 PM   #8
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Since its a therapy animal, does it have to wear a vest?
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 08:11 PM   #9
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My neighbor at western had a doctors note for her rat of a dog. Was just so she could have a dog.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 08:23 PM   #10
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I bet she'll win in court, and I hope she does. If it truly helps her wtf not, its not like she want to keep a liger in her room.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 09:17 PM   #11
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I bet she'll win in court, and I hope she does. If it truly helps her wtf not, its not like she want to keep a liger in her room.
If they allow the guinea pig, they also have to allow the liger.
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If they allow the guinea pig, they also have to allow the liger, unicorn, snufalupagus, and the damn easter bunny too.
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O no, they destroy the campus...
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no, this would be discriminatory against therapy snakes....
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I'm for this.
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28 and living in the dorms. I'll bet her roomate was excited when she walked in.
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Some guy qho uses a miniature horse to pull his wheelchair is suing as well.

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