Comfort animals are a sub-category of service animals that assist their masters with disabilities. According to the American with Disabilities Act , service animals are individually trained animals that specialize in certain forms of assistance. This form of aid includes guide dogs for the blind, hearing dogs for deaf, mobility animals that can pull wheelchairs and alert animals that protect pet owners should a bodily seizure occur.
Imagine taking your morning walk only to see a cat on a leash strolling down the sidewalk. That is rare enough, right? But what makes it even odder is what holds the other end of the leash... and its not human.