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Kindred Canines in Motion (K.I.M)

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The K.I.M. Program is a non-profit 501c3 with a unique mission: Through mobile, in-home veterinary care, support will be provided to disabled Americans, homebound elderly, and American veterans who depend on an assistance animal to live active, productive lives. The K.I.M. Program's objectives are prioritized to help these assistance animals stay active and "in motion" by providing wellness care and therapeutic techniques, prolonging their ability to serve the individuals who rely on them.

K.I.M. was inspired by the needs of three important individuals in Dr. Joyce Gerardi's life (her niece Kim, a quadriplegic; Ryan a close friend who is deaf and "Mr. Moore", her certified Hearing Alert Dog)


Megan Kendall

Purdue University

Location Valrico, FL
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Animal roles
  4. Assistance animals
  5. Disabilities
  6. Dogs
  7. Mammals
  8. Older adults
  9. Pet ownership
  10. Pets and companion animals
  11. veterans