Bellevue, WA, April 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pet Partners, the nation’s main group in registering remedy animals for animal-assisted interventions, is proud to announce the eighth annual National Therapy Animal Day on April 30, 2022. National Therapy Animal Day was created by Pet Partners to acknowledge the entire distinctive remedy animals who accomplice with their human companions to deliver consolation, pleasure, and therapeutic to these in want. Therapy animals and their human companions assist individuals of all ages in quite a lot of settings together with hospitals, veterans’ amenities, colleges, assisted dwelling amenities, and after disaster occasions.
As we embrace brighter days forward whereas we work to maneuver past the COVID-19 pandemic, Pet Partners continues to have fun our registered remedy animal groups that stay devoted to serving their communities by offering important remedy animal visits to these in want. While a majority of Pet Partners remedy animals are canine, the Therapy Animal Program is open to cats, equines, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, birds, miniature pigs, and llamas and alpacas. Therapy animals of all species play an vital position in bringing the therapeutic advantages of animals to their communities.
“It is an honor to recognize our hardworking therapy animal teams today, and every day, who bring positivity and joy to their communities and help to improve lives through the benefits of animals,” mentioned C. Annie Peters, President & CEO of Pet Partners. “Therapy animals and their human handlers help people of all ages experience the incredible benefits of the human-animal bond.”
On National Therapy Animal Day, communities in all places can do the next:
- Recognize and honor remedy animals.
- Raise consciousness and educate the general public concerning the position remedy animals play in enhancing the well being and well-being of people.
- Honor the hundreds of devoted handlers (the human members of remedy animal groups) who volunteer their time and compassion throughout visits.
Many of our supporters and volunteers have been working to have their native officers proclaim April 30 National Therapy Animal Day in their communities. To date, practically 40 native and state governments have introduced proclamations, together with Cobb County, GA; the town of Phoenix, AZ; and the state of Texas, amongst different communities.
In addition to requesting proclamations, persons are inspired to indicate their assist for National Therapy Animal Day on social media by following Pet Partners, sharing photographs and tales, and becoming a member of the dialog utilizing the hashtag #NationalTherapyAnimalDay. Everyone can have fun by sharing the influence animals have had on their lives and in their communities. To be taught extra about Pet Partners and National Therapy Animal Day, go to www.petpartners.org/ntad.
About Pet Partners
Pet Partners is the nationwide chief in demonstrating and selling the well being and wellness advantages of animal-assisted remedy, actions, and training. Since the group’s inception in 1977, the science proving these advantages has turn out to be indeniable. With hundreds of registered groups making hundreds of thousands of visits yearly, Pet Partners serves because the nation’s most numerous and revered nonprofit registering handlers of a number of species as volunteer groups. Pet Partners groups go to with sufferers in restoration, individuals with mental disabilities, seniors dwelling with Alzheimer’s, college students, veterans with PTSD, individuals who have skilled disaster occasions, and people approaching finish of life, with the purpose of bettering human well being and well-being by way of the human-animal bond. With the discharge of its Standards of Practice for Animal-Assisted Interventions and worldwide enlargement, Pet Partners is globally acknowledged because the trade gold commonplace. For extra data on Pet Partners, go to www.petpartners.org.
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