UA campus sees spike in support animals during pandemic

Almost every morning when Jennalee Wilson wakes up, she is forced out of bed by her furry alarm clock, Cleo the calico cat.

“I cannot get out of bed, it’s the biggest challenge of the day, but little Cleo will be sitting, and her bowl will be full, let me just state that,” Wilson said. “But she will still be sitting by the food bowl and meow until I get up and put a little more food in for her or play with her.”

Wilson, 22, is a senior at the University of Arizona double majoring in Family Studies and Human Development Care, Health, and Society. Wilson has been diagnosed with depression and anxiety.

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