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Nov 2018

  1. HMH Foundation funds pet therapy program

    The Hardin Memorial Health Foundation is establishing a new pet therapy program called PUPS (Providing Unconditional Patient Support). This month, they approved more than $30,000 to establish it, which will allow the hospital to employ a program manager and will pay for a full-time facility dog.

  2. Efforts to make workplaces, housing more pet-friendly take root

    Partnering with Mars Petcare and the Human Animal Bond Research Institute, the Pet Leadership Council is leading pilot programs in Austin and Columbus to make workplaces and housing more pet friendly. Research has shown that in Austin, only 28 percent of the housing is pet friendly, while...

  3. Children under stress could benefit from interaction with therapy dogs

    A study finding that children who experience stress and then interact with therapy dogs benefit from a decrease in anxiety and mood improvements was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. Researchers from Yale University studies these outcomes with...