We all know of the wandering cat called Rusty; how sweet and loving he is, as well as his fondness for petting. Recently a decision has been made by the Administration to disallow Rusty to be in the school because of the allergy problems he could cause. Needless to say students have disliked this rule and are wishing that he be allowed inside. These are the reasons why he should be allowed in:
The animal shelter students are more dangerous to people’s health.
Keep up with me on this: Students that are petting the animals at the shelter tend to get hair on their clothes. This hair can easily fall off within the normal activities of a person. While a cat’s hair is more or less attached to their bodies and especially in winter is less prone to shedding.
Animals are medically proven to be therapeutic
Animal assisted therapy is big these days; there is nothing like being stuck in the hospital and having a great dog or cat come comfort you
in your time of stress. It has been medically proven that “Animal-assisted therapy can significantly reduce pain, anxiety, depression and fatigue in people with a range of health problems.”
The Animals love it
Its just that simple, pets love all the attention that they get from students. This is also a good thing for people who have parents working all the time and the animal is stuck in whatever area the owners designate as the holding zone. While being at school animals have the opportunity to socialize with other people and pets, get exercise in moving around, and be petted to their hearts content.
There’s medicine for pet allergies.
Antihistamines or allergy medication is available over the counter and by prescription in most places. These take the form of: Allegra, Claritin, Benadryl, and Zyrtec. There is also other methods of relieving allergies in the form of nasal sprays such as Flonase or Nasonex, which are also available over the counter and for prescription.
One more tip…
Just keep your distance. This is the easiest way to stop getting an allergy from cats such as Rusty. Don’t go up to animals and hug and pet them, just stay away and admire their beauty (or non-beauty).
Keep this all in mind when trying to convince Administration to keep our loving Tubby inside the school. Now onto the Cons of an animal in school.