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Here’s Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About Getting an Emotional Support Animal

Photo credit: Getty | Khadija Horton
Photo credit: Getty | Khadija Horton

From Cosmopolitan

It’s no secret that animals can lift your spirits — aside from y’know, personal experience, studies even show this. But if you have a qualifying mental or emotional disorder, the therapeutic bennies of having a qualified fur baby by your side can help even more.

Of course, plain old pets aren’t always permitted in certain communities, workplaces, or on planes, so you’ll have to make sure you qualify your emotional support animal, also called comfort animals, assistance animals, or ESA, to accompany you wherever you may want to go together.

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Dog Adoption Rates Have Sky-Rocketed. Here’s How to Bring Home You’re Own Furry Friend

Photo credit: Tony Garcia - Getty Images
Photo credit: Tony Garcia – Getty Images

From Woman’s Day

When a person decides it’s time to adopt a dog, they usually fall into one of two categories: They become so excited about the prospect of never-ending puppy snuggles they assume the entire process will be a cakewalk, or they’re so nervous and anxious they descend down a rabbit hole of Google searches and read a plethora of “how to adopt a pet” guides.

In reality, adopting a dog is a little bit of both: You’re excited, and scared, and nervous, and can’t wait to have a furry friend to

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I Teamed Up With a Bunch of Strangers to Save Animals From the Oregon Wildfires. Here’s What I Witnessed in the Face of Tragedy


A chicken wanders through charred remains from the Beachie Creek Fire in Lyons, Oregon on Sep. 13, 2020.  Credit – Rob Schumacher—AFP/Getty Images

Pigs aren’t meant to be hoisted overhead by teenage girls and goats aren’t meant to be shoved through open windows, but when fire’s eating its way out of the woodlands into pastures and beasts balk at the barn door, proper loading protocol be damned. You get them into that horse trailer by any means necessary.

My neighbors and I wrangled livestock under a blood-red sky for four days and nights, skin glowing orange as sweaty shirtsleeves

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I adopted a puppy on TODAY a year ago. Here’s why it was the best decision

I was never supposed to have a pet. My fiancé, Alex, and I are both huge dog lovers, but our New York City landlord wouldn’t allow it, and we love our apartment. This led to many years of fostering rescue pups whom we attempted to keep secret from him, with varying degrees of success.

But a year ago — well before the coronavirus pandemic hit and upended all of our lives — our resolve not to get evicted was tested for the final time. Every August, animal shelters that are full with a summer’s worth of puppies and kittens waive

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As wildfires rage across California, prepare now for evacuation. Here’s how

This year is already shaping up to be a dangerous one when it comes to wildfires.

More than 300,000 acres have burned across California this year, already surpassing 2019’s yearly total —270,000 acres, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Thousands have been evacuated across Northern California as more than 360 blazes — sparked by an onslaught of lightning strikes in the area — continue to spread, according to the New York Times.

Officials say Californians need to be prepared to evacuate.

“My recommendation is that all the citizens in California be ready to go if there is a wildfire,” Cal Fire

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