Support pets offer comfort to students

William Oliver Contributor On a rainy night last winter, Tyler Whitehead, a senior music education major from Ozark, heard a faint noise coming from his back porch. When he went to investigate, he found a new best friend: a kitten.  Considering the storm and the kitten’s cries, Whitehead chose to keep the animal, eventually naming him Smokey Quartz. Issues would arise involving the lease agreement for Whitehead’s rental home, the landlord and the rules regarding pets.  “The landlord came in one day, found him (Smokey Quartz), and I received an…

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