An emotional support animals provide assistance, usually in the form of comfort, to people with a disability.
About 57 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds own a pet, according to data from the 2017-18 American Pet Products Association National Pet Owners survey. But for college students in that age group — who may have limited time and income — being a pet owner can come with challenges.
Cats curl on up the chairs, lounge in corners and patrol his shelves as they roam freely in Catfe Lounge in Ferndale. Founded in 2015, and believed to be the first of its kind in Michigan, the cafe functions as a cozy place for potential pet parents to adopt cats. Catfe is a part of the Ferndale Cat Shelter, a nonprofit cat rescue organization.
Michigan State University’s Horse Teaching and Research Center is a destination for horses and horse lovers.
The Capital Area Humane Society, which primarily serves the Lansing area, takes in more than 4,000 animals per year at its shelter in Watertown Township.