The power of pets

The use of therapy animals has become less stigmatized over the years, and can be seen more and more often in hospitals, schools, and even colleges.

Community Hospice & Palliative Care, an innovative national leader in palliative and hospice care that was established in 1979, has taken a forefront on the use of therapy animals for its patients with the use of a Pet Therapy Program.

“Each Pet Therapy team is unique and skilled in providing just the right amount of love an attention to our patients and their families,” said Dan Batty, manager of volunteer services, in a press release.

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