Did you know that April 30, 2017 is National Therapy Animal Day™?
National Therapy Animal Day was created by Pet Partners to recognize all of the exceptional therapy animals who partner with their human companions to bring comfort and healing to those in need. Therapy animals and their handlers can be found helping people of all ages in a variety of different settings including hospitals, pediatric care units, schools, and nursing homes.
Some goals of National Therapy Animal Day:
Recognize the therapy animals who provide comfort and healing to nearly 3 million people per year.
Raise awareness and educate the public about the role therapy animals play in enhancing the health and well being of humans
Honor the thousands of dedicated handlers (the human members of therapy animal teams) who volunteer their time and compassion during visits