Emotional support alligator taken for a walk through park by young girl
Visitors to Philadelphia’s LOVE Park caught an unusual sight on Friday, August 26, as a girl walked through with an alligator on a leash.
According to the Philly Voice, the alligator is an emotional-support animal named Wally who was adopted in 2016 by reptile enthusiast Joie Henney.
The alligator had already been receiving attention in the press in recent days, the Voice noted, as it was leading the vote in the America’s Favorite Pet online popularity contest.
Henney, who currently has cancer, had also set up a GoFundMe to help feed and the care for his reptiles as he received treatment for the disease.