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  1. The healing power of horses

    Funds raised for Exceptional Equestrians will go to therapeutic riding and equine-assisted learning programs that serve over 250 families annually,

  2. Pet therapy introduced to help college learners

    A college in the South Wales Valleys has introduced a pet therapy initiative as a new way to further help re-engage learners who might otherwise be at risk of leaving education.

  3. Former first responder creates equine therapy program to help others with PTSD

    Jessica van der Hoek, the president of Prairie Sky Equine Assisted Therapy in Calgary and coordinator for the PTSD program, says she was a paramedic for 18 years and was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder in 2011, which she said led to her divorce, financial struggles and issues...

  4. Dogs and cats can get frostbite too

    Just like people, pet's cold tolerance can vary from pet to pet based on their coat, body fat stores, activity level, and health. 

  5. South Bend Animal Control warns it will seize pets left in the cold

    With the extreme cold and snow hitting the area, South Bend Animal Care and Control is warning people they will be out and will seize animals if they have to. “We have legal grounds to immediately take an animal,” said shelter manager, Jennifer Gobel.

  6. Ice fishing derby raises nearly $400 for riding program

    SVTRC works with children and adults with various physical, emotional, and cognitive needs who live in Windham County and the surrounding area. The group partners with organizations such as the HCRS, Kindle Farm, local elementary and high schools, as well as with individuals and their families to...

  7. Care home trials pet therapy - using alpacas

    But now one Suffolk care home has discovered the astonishing therapeutic qualities of a much more exotic animal – the alpaca. Hadleigh Nursing Home was chosen to trial pet therapy using the South American breed by Jo Bridge, who keeps a herd of 60 alpacas at Clay Hill Farm, in Wattisham.

  8. Dog-friendly dining

    There are legitimate reasons people object to animals in dining areas. Perhaps the most oft-mentioned concerns are health-related: poorly-trained pets having “accidents” or slobbering on reluctant patrons, or restaurant employees petting customers’ dogs and failing to wash their...