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Animal Visitation and Pet Therapy Program at Children’s National Hospital receives new grant from PetSmart Charities


Much more than 10,000 Children’s Nationwide people and their family members will benefit from pet treatment in 2021 many thanks to PetSmart Charities’ guidance.


April 30, 2021

Two therapy dogs laying down

In honor of Nationwide Remedy Animal Day, Children’s Nationwide Clinic right now announced a new grant from PetSmart Charities to improve the hospital’s Animal Visitation and Pet Remedy Software. The grant supports the program’s two on-personnel treatment puppies, as very well as the recruitment and management of volunteer dog handler groups.

The Animal Visitation and Pet Remedy Software encourages healing in small children going through health-related therapy. The program’s 4-legged good friends supply a balanced diversion that eases anxieties, improves confidence and encourages cooperation.

“The warm presence of our treatment animals assists our treatment companies promptly build a trusting rapport, which is important for guiding our youngest people through their clinic practical experience,” states Allison Proctor, software coordinator for the Animal Visitation and

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