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As Animal-Assisted Therapy Thrives, Enter the Cats
Offbeat  (tags: therapy animals, cats, protection )

- 319 days ago -
More research is done on the therapeutic benefits of dogs than on cats and other animals. But there are signs of change.
Hens Are Transforming Lives At Retirement Homes
Offbeat  (tags: therapy animals, retirement homes, seniors, dementia, improvements, self esteem, Good Vibrations, perspective, positive impact )

- 588 days ago -
Hen therapy! A wonderful program in England has brought hens to nursing homes and caring for the birds has dramatically improved the residents' lives. The sense of responsibility helps boost their self-esteem and visits to the outdoor coops include...
This Cat Uses Power of Purr to Help Kids Fall in Love With Books
Offbeat  (tags: therapy animals, cat therapist, reading, social interaction, Washington )

- 1175 days ago -
A friendly Birman cat from Washington has helped and encouraged kids to read and learn. Many children have fallen in love with reading because of their fluffy feline friend
Blind Couple Weds After Their Guide Dogs Fall in Love
Offbeat  (tags: humans, love, therapy animals, blindness, fate )

- 1424 days ago -
What a beautiful love story!
Therapy Cats Are Too Cute To Ban From Hospitals [Gallery]
Offbeat  (tags: therapy animals, protection )

- 1598 days ago -
New recommendations would prevent felines and other animals from helping the ill
8 Amazing Therapy Animals and Their Stories
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, therapy animals, protection )

- 1876 days ago -
There's no question that therapy animals are some of the world's most unheralded heroes. The ability of other species to help heal their human friends is nothing short of miraculous. And help, they do. From children's hospitals to nursing homes to
Smoke...From Iraq to Therapy Donkey?
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, donkeys, Iraq, therapy animals, protection )

- 3098 days ago -
Smoke the donkey, the former mascot for 1st Marine Logistics Group in Iraq, will soon have a new job in the United States.
Evicted for a Service Dog?
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, therapy animals, eviction )

- 3381 days ago -
A 78-year-old woman in Florida and her husband face potential eviction over the woman's therapy dog. Verdie Cook and her husband, Kenny, adopted Lucy, a Boston Terrier/Chihuahua mix last year, after Cook's doctors suggested a pet could help her cope with
Even Hairless Sphynx Cats Give Patients a Warm, Fuzzy Feeling
Offbeat  (tags: sphynx cats, hairless, therapy animals, bonding, patients, humans )

- 3519 days ago -
Strange-looking cats? Maybe. Pam Moore concedes that if someone is accustomed to long-haired cats, a Sphynx can be off-putting at first. But after a Sphynx curls up in the lap of one of her patients, Moore, a registered nurse at J.W. Sommer
Montana Woman Uses Chickens as Therapy Animals
Offbeat  (tags: therapy animals, chickens, Fowl Play, retirement homes, rehabilitation facilities, off-beat, unusual )

- 3682 days ago -
Therapy dogs can be a comfort for seniors and those recovering from illnesses and injuries. So how about therapy chickens? Jana Clairmont of Polson, Mont., calls her therapy birds _ a white rooster and Cornish game hen _ "Fowl Play."

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