Student gets $40,000 guinea pig compo

A Michigan student banned from taking her pet guinea pig around campus has received $40,000 in compensation from her university.

The New York Daily News reports Kendra Velzen, who suffers from severe depression, was awarded the cash payment from Grand Valley State University after arguing the animal offered her “emotional support.”

The 28-year-old had previously been allowed, after petitioning GVSU officials in 2011, to keep her pet in what should have been an animal-free dormitory.

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