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  1. Study Shows The Paw-sitive Effects Of Watching Cat Videos

    A study involving nearly 7,000 survey responses revealed that cat videos can positively influence the emotions of the viewers. It also showed that people who own or have previously owned, or regularly assist with pets, are more likely to watch cat videos.

  2. Therapeutic Riding Can Help Combat Veterans with PTSD

    A study funded by the Horses and Humans Research Foundation shows that horses can help military veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorders. The study followed 51 veterans and active duty service members through an eight-week therapeutic riding program.

  3. Healthy Dog Euthanized For Burial With Guardian

    A deceased woman in Virginia stirred controversy with a final request - to have her dog euthanized at the time of her death so it could be buried with her. Euthanizing a healthy dog for this reason is not illegal, but animal shelter staff tried to save the dog to rehome her with another owner.

  4. Zoetis becomes first Human-Animal Bond Certified Company

    Zoetis recently became the first human-animal bond certified company. This certification comes from a program by the North American Veterinary Community and the Human-Animal Bond Research Institute. More than two dozen employees at Zoetis completed the program.

  5. Ponies pay a visit to care home

    Residents at a Kemnay care home, Meallmore Ltd's Grove Care Home, recently had visits from a pair of Shetland ponies. These residents were able to benefit from the animal-assisted therapy.

  6. Courthouse bandit comforts young witnesses

    The Cleveland County DA's office in Oklahoma has brought in a therapy dog to assist children who are involved there as either victims or witnesses. Therapy dog Bandit was trained with the Human Animal Link of Oklahoma Foundation.

  7. The truth about therapy dogs in children's hospitals

    In a study at Southampton Children's Hospital involving three handlers and five Golden Retrievers, researchers found that therapy dogs provided benefit to children during procedures like radiology tests. The study was published in the British Journal of Nursing.

  8. Escaped pet parrots are now naturalized in 23 US states, study finds

    An ecologist with the University of Chicago, along with researchers at Cornell University and the University of Michigan, has been looking into parrot species in the United States. Published in the Journal of Ornithology, their work uses databases of bird sightings to show that parrots...

  9. Human Animal Bond celebrates 25 years

    Fort Leavenworth's Human Animal Bond program is celebrating 25 years this year. The group's members provide pet therapy experiences to local areas, including schools, assisted living homes, libraries, correctional facilities, and health care facilities.