Legal Win for North Carolina State University Cat Parent

A cat looking out a window near books, a blanket, etc.
A cat looking out a window near books, a blanket, etc. Photography ©Fuego | Thinkstock.

A North Carolina State University student recently won a legal battle against the university, which had denied her request to allow her emotional support cat, Kifree, to reside with her in her dorm room.

Under the settlement, the school reversed its initial decision, allowing Laura Auman to keep her cat in her dorm room. NCSU also paid her $3,000 and agreed to provide staff training on the federal Fair Housing Act as well as publicize its assistance animal policy, which allows disabled students to keep therapy animals in university housing.

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Catster magazine. Have you seen the new Catster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting area of your vet’s office? Click here to subscribe to Catster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. 

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