Woman fights to keep her 3 emotional support monkeys: ‘They are not dangerous animals’

Woman fights to keep her 3 emotional support monkeys: ‘They are not dangerous animals’

A Missouri woman, Texanne McBride-Teahan, faces losing her emotional support animals because they are monkeys. (Photo: KMOV)

A woman is fighting with the city of Creve Coeur, Missouri, to keep her three pet monkeys, which she says serve as emotional support animals.

KMOV4. “They belong in zoos, you know, or in their natural habitat. Everything I hear about emotional support animals, they only speak about cats and dogs.”” data-reactid=”24″>”It’s a wild animal,” Jim Hentschell, who lives next door to McBride-Teahan, told KMOV4. “They belong in zoos, you know, or in their natural habitat. Everything I hear about emotional support animals, they only speak about cats and dogs.”

The city of Creve Coeur seems to agree, stating that non-human primates (which includes monkeys), along with alligators, pythons, and lions, are considered an “inherently dangerous animal,” according to KMOV4, and are not allowed in residential areas.

mental health. “I do have a doctor’s prescription letter,” McBride-Teachan tells Yahoo Lifestyle.’ data-reactid=”28″>Sherman notes that McBride-Teahan has a physician’s letter that confirms her monkeys are emotional support animals to help with her mental health. “I do have a doctor’s prescription letter,” McBride-Teachan tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

Her lawyer also says that McBride-Teahan keeps her monkeys, who weigh between five and eight pounds, at home and does not take them to public spaces. “There has never been an incident,” Sherman tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “Never been a bite. This has been blown out of proportion.”

must allow emotional support animals and other assistance animals. “We believe her rights are fully protected under Fair Housing Act,” says Sherman.’ data-reactid=”31″>While emotional support animals aren’t trained for specific tasks and aren’t covered under the ADA, their owners do have certain rights under the Fair Housing Act — namely, housing that would otherwise prohibit pets must allow emotional support animals and other assistance animals. “We believe her rights are fully protected under Fair Housing Act,” says Sherman.

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