WFAE 90.7 FM reporter Gwendolyn Glenn talks to Nance Longworth, director of academic access and disability resources, about a new trend on college campuses: comfort animals.
This year, for the first time, Davidson College allowed comfort animals in all dorms.
Glenn notes: "Service animals used by disabled people, such as seeing-eye dogs, have always been allowed on college campuses under the Americans With Disabilities Act. They are limited to dogs and mini horse only and have to be trained for a specific purpose. But there's a growing trend of students asking permission to have comfort or emotional support animals on campus."