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Therapy teams from our chapter and the Indy chapter regularly visit the IUPUI Campus Center to help students de-stress before those awful finals. Close to 500 students visit with the dogs and cat for two hours. Some of the pets were featured on a WISH-TV news segment back in 2014. Click here to watch the clip.
Our chapter has a wonderful program with the Juvenile Services Division of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department. We are part of the Shelter Care program and are also on the secure side. We visit the kids, talk about dog ownership, play games, and much more.
Our chapter was featured on the "Stubby Dog" website site and Facebook page. Stubby Dog is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) transmedia organization that’s focused on changing public perceptions of pit bull type dogs and dismantling the associated stereotypical thinking. There are several bully breeds in our chapter that are therapy dogs, so we are thrilled to have been featured! Click here to read the story.
Therapy Pet & General Pet News
Many colleges and universities are utilizing the power of therapy pets for de-stressing the students. Of course, staff get in on the de-stressing as well. We visit Marian University and various schools at IUPUI. Here is a story about a university in Minnesota that has a dog, cat, rabbit, and chicken as therapy pets! Read the article here.
Indiana Love on a Leash members used to visit Camp Atterbury when it was still an active base. Here is a great story about therapy dogs visiting other military bases and establishments. Read the article here.
A Greenwood, IN funeral home has a therapy dog who "works" there to help people through their grief. Read the article here.
The website "Buzzfeed" posted a series of photos of children reading to shelter cats. A win-win for all involved. Please view the photos here.
Purdue University has a "Day of Healing" after a student is shot and killed on campus January 21, 2014. Therapy dogs from the state's K-9 Assisted Crisis Response Team are there to help students. You can read more about it here.
FOXNews.com reports that "Animals increasingly are being used to assist patients with mental disorders..." Click here to read more.
A story on the website "Viralnova" talks about the only known seeing eye cat. Yes, you read that correctly...seeing eye cat. Read more here.
Therapy pets, children, and yoga? Is there a correlation? Click here to find out!