April 30 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 settings including hospitals, pediatric care units, schools, and assisted living facilities.
Goals of National Therapy Animal Day:
- Recognize and honor therapy animals
- 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