A lonely pensioner from Pennsylvania (USA) brought an unusual pet - an exhausted alligator cub was found in Orlando. Joey Henny went out and raised Wally, who became his personal zoo therapist.
Now the length of the crocodile is one and a half meters, he is affectionate like a cat, faithful like a dog, and never bites. His 65-year-old owner claims that talking with Wally helps him get rid of bouts of depression. The doctor of the pensioner does not mind: if this helps, then why not?
The four-year-old alligator received the status of "support animal", which in the USA is usually assigned to dogs. Wally feels when his master is ill and comes to caress. “It really works, it makes me feel better,” says Henny.