A North Carolina State University student who wanted to keep her emotional support feline in her dorm room has finally reached a settlement with the university.
Last year Laura Auman asked the university to allow her to keep her cat, Kifree, in her residence hall, saying that the assistance animal constitutes a reasonable accommodation for a disability.
However, the university refused her request, so Auman files a federal discrimination complaint on the grounds that it was a violation of their Fair Housing Act.
The school has finally agreed Wednesday to pay Auman a $3,000 settlement and to train staff on the federal Fair Housing Act.
The university will also publicize its policy on assistance animals, one that allows students with disabilities to keep animals in university housing for therapeutic benefits.