Rebecca Kempf, a 38-year-old Marion County mom, said her overweight calico cat is the reason she is alive today.
On Aug. 17, 2016, Kempf contemplated suicide. But the cat, named Mouse, soothed her until those feelings passed.
Now Mouse is prescribed as Kempf’s emotional support animal (ESA) — moving the cat beyond pet status, with rights that supersede many rules that apply to lesser beasts.
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