Man Says Emotional Assist Alligator Helps His Melancholy

YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man says his emotional assist alligator helps him take care of his despair.

Sixty-five-year-old Joie Henney, of York Haven, says his registered emotional assist animal named Wally likes to snuggle and provides hugs, regardless of being a 5-foot-long alligator. Philly.com reviews Henney says he obtained approval from his physician to make use of Wally as his emotional assist animal after not eager to go on remedy for despair.

Wally was rescued from exterior Orlando at 14 months outdated. Henney says Wally eats rooster wings and shares an indoor plastic pond with a smaller rescue alligator named Scrappy.

Henney acknowledges that Wally continues to be a harmful wild animal and will in all probability tear his arm off, however says he’s by no means been afraid of him.

Data from: Philly.com, http://www.philly.com/