Today is NATIONAL THERAPY ANIMAL DAY!
National Therapy Animal Day is a day to celebrate Therapy Animals that bring comfort, support, and joy to so many people in need.
Therapy Animals help children improve their reading skills, visit patients in hospitals, and seniors in nursing homes. A Therapy Animal can help ease the pain and anxiety of those who are hurting, bringing comfort and smiles to people who need it most. Sometimes a visit from a Therapy Animal can transform a dark day into a ray of sunshine and hope!
As my regular readers know, Icy and I are a Therapy Dog team. We participate in several programs in our community such as Children's Reading Programs,
and Stress Buster events at local colleges.
We visit seniors in nursing homes, and talk with kids about responsible pet ownership, kindness to animals, and how Therapy Dogs help people in our community.
Read more about the work Icy and I do in our community in the THERAPY DOGS tab on my blog's Home page.
My good friend Paulette and her amazing Therapy Dog Teebo make visits to a drug and alcohol addiction recovery center. They bring comfort, compassion and smiles to people who are fighting to beat their addiction. Hats off to this very special Therapy Dog team!
Therapy Animals can be Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Horses, even Llamas!
Many different kinds of animals can provide emotional support, love, & comfort to people in need.
Learn more about Therapy Animals and becoming a Therapy Animal team with your pet on the Pet Partners or Therapy Dogs International (TDI) web sites.
As a proud supporter of Pet Partners VITABONE is helping spread awareness about the yummiest fundraiser of the year, Treats & Sweets Day. Throughout April, bakers across the country have shown their support by hosting bake sales and donation parties to raise money for Pet Partners, culminating on April 30, National Therapy Animal Day. The sweetest part about it is that VITABONE has matched Treats & Sweets Day donations! Click on this link to see why my dogs and I LOVE delicious Vitabone dog biscuits.
Is there a Therapy Animal that you'll be celebrating today? Leave us a comment and tell us about it!
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