A Spokane woman has a very important emotional support animal, but it's not a dog or any other kind of animal typically used in that role.
Mary Pierce has a support turkey. The turkey, named Sammy, is six months old and weighs 30 pounds.
Pierce has lupus and suffers through pain and depression, but she said her turkey provides a lot of support.
"I'd never thought before about having a turkey as a pet," Pierce said. "But now that I have her, I don't want to ever give her up.
"She keeps me going. She gets me up every morning at 5 in the morning. Having a turkey around just keeps things interesting," she said.
Under federal law, any kind of animal can be an emotional support animal. To get certified, they only need a prescription from a doctor.