There is an article in the current issue of The New Yorker about emotional-support animals (E.S.A.) which recounts at some length the author's experiences taking various kinds of creatures into places that are off limits to all but service animals: "Pets Allowed." More than halfway through, you get to the story of her experiences in Hudson with a borrowed alpaca being passed off as an emotional-support animal and realize that the photograph at the beginning of the article was taken in the CVS on Warren Street. To echo the owner of the alpaca, on learning about the beast's visit to Olana, "I'm not sure whether it reaffirms my faith in humanity or destroys it."
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