Challenges

Allergies and fear of cats

Dogs and cats are less likely to bring on an allergic reaction than dust mites, pollen, paint and cleaning products. And there is plenty a cat owner can do to minimise the risk.

Zoonotic disease

It’s unlikely that a member of the public would contract a zoonotic disease from a properly-managed assistance cat.

Discrimination

Most of our interactions with people are friendly and positive. Here, I talk about when they’re not.