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  1. Therapy dogs in action throughout West Valley

    West Valley health care centers have been using nonprofit JFCS therapy dogs to provide service. JFCS enrollment and eligibility manager Alex Warren discusses their benefits and the differences between therapy dogs and service dogs or emotional support dogs.

  2. Students benefit by reading pages to pups

    Students at Lien Elementary School in Amery, Wisconsin have been getting the opportunity to read to dogs from Black Brook Kennels since the beginning of this school year.

  3. China Focus: National Park tackles human-wildlife conflict

    Sanjiangyuan National Park is responding to a rise in human-animal conflicts with an insurance policy. While a recent pay-out went to the first loss of human life, the insurance may also be used to compensate local herdsmen for lost livestock.

  4. Equine therapy can help brain injury patients, study finds

    University of Basel researchers have researched the impact of AAT on patients suffering from brain injuries. They found that it can significantly improve their social behavior and communication skills. The study was published in Scientific Reports.

  5. Dogs decrease depression

    Dogs like Chip are companions with whom humans share a special connection, known as the human animal bond (HAB). 

  6. Hope Community Services program receives grant

    Hope Community Services (HCS) was recently awarded $10,000 by Thunderbirds Charities. The donation will go toward HCS’ new Behavioral Health Equine Assisted Therapy Program.

  7. Warrior Canine Connection begins multi-million-dollar barn project

    The organization that focuses on animal-assisted therapy for veterans, received a donation from associated general contractors to begin its multi-million-dollar project. Officials say their goal is to expand their programs to help thousands of local veterans in need. 

  8. Protecting animals from abuse

    The main goal of the organization is to help people understand why all animals deserve our respect and protection – beginning with our beloved companion animals.