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Hand in Paw

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Hand in Paw's mission is to improve the health and well-being of children and adults by serving those with physical, emotional, educational, or psychological needs through interactions with professionally-trained Animal-Assisted Therapy Teams. Make a donation today! Every little bit helps!

Hand in Paw is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. HIP's 120+ professionally-trained teams of handlers and their animals help improve people's day to day lives at numerous facilities throughout Central Alabama. Our volunteers are the backbone of the organization and their hard work and dedication is unsurpassed.


Megan Kendall

Purdue University

Location Birmingham, AL
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  • (2013), "Hand in Paw,"

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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Animal training
  4. therapeutics
  5. volunteers