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EV2 wrote:

wanderingaimlessly wrote:

I have a dog, and basically always have. And I would appreciate being able to take him with me. But what about folks like myself who are allergic to cats, or another animal? I could not stay in an area with much cat dander or I would become ill. Are you proposing to push people out, to make room for pets?


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I've thought for a few days on a response--

First, I'm familiar with serious sensitivities and allergies, Sandy has multiple chemical sensitivities and allergies that have required ER visits (crab that was in a salad), hives with antibiotics and inhalers when exposed to people bathed in fragrance. We often go to movies at the earliest matinee after the movie has been out for weeks and still have had to move seats due to the overwhelming cloud of perfume.

It is unreasonable to expect a shelter in an emergency situation to prevent every exposure of every person to every potential allergen. If you are that sensitive, YOU need to take precautions - have medications and/or an epi-pen in your go-bag if you are that critical.

No one is saying that people should be turned out in favor of pets, that is a terrible hyperbolic argument and not worthy of this discussion.

If the answer is to let the cats or dogs die because of some people having allergy, sorry TOTALLY DISAGREE.

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