Don’t Rehome Imperative Emotional Support Animal

Target: Village of Canajoharie, New York Mayor Jeff Baker

Goal: Allow man with disability to keep legally registered emotional support pig.

Wyverne Flatt’s emotional support pig, Ellie, is a major contributor in helping him to overcome severe anxiety issues. However, the Village of Canajoharie, New York is trying to force him to get rid of her, even though doing so is discriminatory under the Fair and Equal Housing Act. It is important that Ellie stay with her owner to better ensure people with disabilities will continue to be treated equally under the law.

Flatt’s pig has helped him get through losing family members as well as a painful divorce. Ellie sits with Flatt each day when he gets home from work and keeps him company while he watches tv or walks around the house. Although the village claims Ellie is only a livestock / farm animal, she is legally registered as an emotional support pet. Under the Fair and Equal Housing Act, any type of pet can be used as a support animal as long as the owner can prove they suffer from a legitimate disability. However, Flatt currently has until mid-December to rehome Ellie.

Studies have shown that pigs have a level of attachment to their owners. Therefore, rehoming Ellie would be difficult for both her and Flatt. Sign this petition to demand Flatt be legally allowed to keep his emotional support pig in the hopes that this unique family will be able to stay together.


Dear Mayor Baker,

Your town is demanding Wyverne Flatt get rid of his emotional support pig, Ellie. Not only is Ellie registered as an emotional support pet, but any animal can legally qualify as a support animal under the Fair and Equal Housing Act. Not allowing Ellie to keep his support animal is breaking the law, because you are clearly discriminating against a man who has been medically diagnosed with a disability.

Flatt suffers from severe anxiety as a result of going through a difficult divorce and having to deal with more than one family member passing away. He has presented you with a doctor’s note in relation to his condition, legally registered Ellie as an emotional support animal, and has kept her up to date on all vaccinations. He always keeps Ellie by his side, a clear indication that this animal is not running around the area being a nuisance. Since Flatt has proven he is a responsible pet owner, and, most importantly, since forcing Flatt to get rid of his emotional support animal is clearly discrimination under the Fair and Equal Housing Act, all legal proceedings against him need to stop immediately.

For these reasons, I demand you stop discriminating against Flatt and allow him to keep his emotional support pig, Ellie.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Milantia Roy says:

    Dear Mayor Baker,

    Have pity on Flatt and let him keep his emotional support pig, Ellie, be with him, please!


  2. gabriela valerio says:

    Mayor Baker:
    Undoubtedly there is an emotional bond between Flatt and Ellie, separating them would affect the health and feelings of both, please be merciful when giving your final verdict
    Thank you kindly!

  3. Gabriela Torres says:

    Mayor Baker, please …
    Have compassion for both man and animal, the two of them have been together for some time now and separating them would be inhumane. Let us avoid that one more person with emotional problems reaches the extreme of taking his life and that the innocent animal is sacrificed …

  4. jackie Pflucker says:

    Mayor Baker
    Be compassionate and allow both Flatt and Ellie to stay alive next to each other … please!

  5. María Ximena Carbonell says:

    Your Excellence:
    Pratt depends on Ellie to survive in this cruel world, separating him from Ellie could despair him in such a way that he would lose the will to live and maybe even commit suicide … We trust that you will pass a favorable sentence for both of them.
    May God bless you and guide you!

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