August 14, 2014

Pet Therapy

By: The Humane Society of Greater Dayton

Pet Therapy

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s wildly popular Pet Therapy program enlists the aid of volunteers who take shelter animals into the community for hands-on therapy. Animals regularly visit retirement communities, rehabilitation facilities, and Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (MRDD) centers.

Using their personal vehicles, volunteers take kittens, dogs and even the occasional ferret to as many as 10 locations per month. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton provides the necessary carriers and crates to transport the animals, as well as canvas and towels (for the occasional accident), toys, water bottles and treats.

To become a volunteer at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton or to participate in the Pet Therapy program, contact Jodi Rettig, volunteer coordinator, at jrettig@hsdayton.org. You may also reach her by phone, at 937/262-5924.

 


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