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Post Bulletin
     August 28, 2018      #54-239 PB1 0
 
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In April, Corey Jacob plays with his cat, Nighty, by his van. Since then, Jacob has bought a new van and has begun making modifications to make it more livable.
Ken Klotzbach / kklotzbach@postbulletin.com
Living in a van leads to dilemma for cat owner

By Emily Cutts
ecutts@postbulletin.com


For 14 years, Nighty the black cat has been Corey Jacob’s constant companion.

Jacob, 44, picked him out of a litter and trained Nighty to be his service animal — alerting him to sit down before a health episode.

Nighty would come with Jacob everywhere until the federal law changed on March 15, 2011, which defined a service animal as a dog. He said at that time Nighty was “forcibly retired,” but that doesn’t mean that Jacob stopped training Nighty and having him perform his needed job.

By Emily Cutts
ecutts@postbulletin.com


For 14 years, Nighty the black cat has been Corey Jacob’s constant companion.

Jacob, 44, picked him out of a litter and trained Nighty to be his service animal — alerting him to sit down before a health episode.

Nighty would come with Jacob everywhere until the federal law changed on March 15, 2011, which defined a service animal as a dog. He said at that time Nighty was “forcibly retired,” but that doesn’t mean that Jacob stopped training Nighty and having him perform his needed job.

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Emily is the Post Bulletin's public safety reporter. A Minnesota native, Emily worked at two newspapers in New England before returning to the Land of 10,000 Lakes in July 2018.