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  1. PALS: Pet Access League Society

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    Medical studies prove that pets improve the emotional and physical well being of humans. It's astonishing what contact with animals can do for a person's emotional and physical health. Simply watching a pet can actually lower stress levels and blood pressure. Such...

  2. K-9 Caring Angels

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    K-9 Caring Angels mission is to provide service, therapy, and comfort to the community through our well trained and rigorously tested Service, Therapy, and Comfort Canines. Our organization includes dedicated Therapy Teams, Trainers, Fosters, and Volunteers who are integral in taking a canine...

  3. Guardian Angels: Medical Service Dogs, Inc.

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    Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs is a 501(C)3 is based in Williston, Florida.  Started in 2010 by Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Carol Borden. With her dedicated Board of Directors, employees and volunteers; together, we are unleashing the incredible power of service dogs....

  4. K9s From Carrie

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    Minnesota-based K9s From Carrie is a leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the United States to shine light on mental health awareness through education and the pairing of individuals with dogs to help manage mental illness and reduce suicide. We believe people of all ages and backgrounds suffering...

  5. Silver Paw Ranch

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    Silver Paw Ranch was conceived after founder Arthur (Guy) Sheble received his own K-9 battle buddy, Tex, while at the Warrior Transition Unit Fort Bliss, Texas.A USMC and Army veteran of over 20 years who struggled coping with multiple PTSD – related symptoms, seizures, and balance...

  6. Building Bridges Foundation

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    Building Bridges Foundation At Anderson Farm provides equine-assisted therapy that is delivered in a safe, supportive, and natural environment.  Our Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) services address a wide variety of mental health and human development needs and our Equine Assisted...

  7. The United States War Dog Association

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    The United States War Dogs Association, Inc. is a nonprofit organization of Former and Current US Military Dog Handlers and supporting members committed to promoting the long history of the Military Service Dogs, establishing permanent War Dog Memorials, and educating the public about the...

  8. Life lessons from a military working dog | Andrew Hanus | TEDxGeorgiaTechSalon

    Contributor(s):: Andrew Hanu

    Andrew Hanus is a graduate student and Ohio native, pursuing his Masters in Public Policy and City & Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Andrew's personal goal is to bring positivity and a motivated attitude to every situation he handles. At Tech, he serves as a...

  9. Glad Wags Service Dogs

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    Glad Wags Inc. operates with dedication and passion to the training and placement of Service Dogs.  We are experienced dog professionals.  As a grass roots organization we operate with a low overhead and complete transparency to where donated dollars are being...

  10. Queering the species divide

    Contributor(s):: Corinne Ryan Teed, Anita Jung (adviser)

    Potential alliances between queers and animals populate queer scholarship, while dominant culture has relegated both groups to similar sites of subjugation and abjection. My work presents utopic visions crafted from these shared sites of marginalization and asks how they can enable new...

  11. Kids and Canines

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    Our mission of serving disadvantaged youth at Kids and Canines is twofold:To give at-risk youth the support, tools and opportunities to empower themselves and improve their lives, and;Provide trained dogs to individuals looking for emotional support from a dog, and to those...

  12. Autism Anchoring Dogs

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    Our service dogs keep children safe and calm. We are unique as service dog trainers because we use giant breed dogs as autism service dogs. Giant breed dogs can weigh an average of 110-150 lbs and some, up to 180 lbs. This heavyweight class of dog is up to almost twice the weight of a young...

  13. ANIMAL-ASSISTED ACTIVITIES: Effects of Animals on Positive Emotional Display in Children in Inclusion Classrooms

    Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn, Gayatri Mazgaonkar

    Animals are commonly present in classrooms and may be an important tool in enhancing children’s experiences, especially in inclusion classrooms that provide integrative learning for both typically developing children and children with special needs. The purpose of this study was to...

  14. Supporting the Development and Adoption of Automatic Lameness Detection Systems in Dairy Cattle: Effect of System Cost and Performance on Potential Market Shares

    Contributor(s):: Tim Van De Gutcht, Stephanie Van Weyenberg, Annelies Van Nuffel, Ludwig Lauwers, Jurgen Vangeyte, Wouter Saeys

    Most automatic lameness detection system prototypes have not yet been commercialized, and are hence not yet adopted in practice. Therefore, the objective of this study was to simulate the effect of detection performance (percentage missed lame cows and percentage false alarms) and system cost on...

  15. CancerDogs

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    CancerDogs is a cancer screening service that uses specially trained dogs to detect the odor of all types of cancer present in a person’s exhaled breath. We developed an inexpensive and non-invasive breath sample kit that collects breath odor with a simple surgical mask that is worn for 10...

  16. Integration of Animal-Assisted Therapy Standards in Pediatric Occupational Therapy

    Contributor(s):: Sara J. Shue, Melissa Y. Winkle, M J Mulcahey

    The primary purpose of this study was to describe how the best practice recommendations and standards of practice related to animal-assisted therapy (AAT) are being incorporated into pediatric occupational therapy (OT). The study design was a nonexperimental survey that identified the...

  17. The Italian Agreement between the Government and the Regional Authorities: National Guidelines for AAI and Institutional Context

    Contributor(s):: Martina Simonato, Marta De Santis, Laura Contalbrigo, Daniele Benedetti, Elisabetta Finocchi Mahne, Vincenzo Ugo Santucci, Silvio Borrello, Luca Farina

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) have developed considerably in the last half century, prompting various private and public realities dealing with AAI worldwide to work on and establish standards and best practice. However, AAI are still far from being regulated harmoniously. In this context,...

  18. Geographically Apart, Attitudinally Very Close: A Comparison of Attitudes toward Animals between Romania and Mexico City

    Contributor(s):: Alina S. Rusu, Denisa Pop, Dennis C. Turner

    Among other regions, Romania and Mexico (particularly Mexico City) are often cited as problematic areas in surveys and reports on the growing population of stray animals in urban areas. The aim of our study was to adapt for Romanian and Spanish languages usage of an instrument that includes...

  19. A "Pawsitive" Influence of Animals in Long-Term Care Facilities: Animal-Assisted Therapy at St. Peter Regional Treatment Center

    Contributor(s):: Hannah L. Winkler

    The St. Peter Regional Treatment Center (SPRTC) provides secure, residential, multi-disciplinary treatment services, including psychosocial rehabilitation and skill enhancement, to individuals civilly committed as Mental Ill and Dangerous by the State of Minnesota. Since the treatment process is...

  20. Natural Connections: A Recommendation to Implement an Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Program within the Shakopee MdewakantonSioux Community

    Contributor(s):: Heidi Simon

    Currently the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community does not have an Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) program. The purpose of this project was to research AAT programs that exist in First Nation Communities. The ultimate goal was to present evidence to support the implementation of a culturally...