These programs utilize pets as therapy to help people with a source of motivation and happiness. The elderly, children and many others benefit immensely from the companionship and opportunity for interaction with animals ranging from cats and dogs to rabbits and llamas.
To learn more about pets as therapy, or in another words, animal assisted activity programs (AAA), click here. If you think your pet is a candidate and you would like to get involved, be sure to let us know. Plus, stay up-to-date on the most recently published medical studies done in the U.S.A, check out the research page for facts about animals and see the timeline of discovery.
Profile: Tree House is a cage-less humane organization that promotes the inherent value of every animal and strives to educate the public about proper and responsible animal care, with a focus on the care and placement of stray cats with special physical and emotional needs. Committed to finding every healthy and treatable animal a home and to helping lead the way to a No-Kill nation.
For the second year running, 1 FUR 1 Foundation is an exclusive partner with Tree House’s Pet Therapy Program where rehabilitated cats visit with residents of 12 nursing homes, psychiatric centers and other long-term care facilities (click here for facility locations). Spending time with the cats can improve conditions such as cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. The cats benefit too. Thanks to the program’s socializing effects, these cats are exponentially more likely to be adopted. Thus far, over 90 cats part of our program have found their forever homes.
You can help extend this healing to more people and cats by donating here.