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Animal-assisted Therapy Program Expands

(Chattanooga, Tenn.) - A free informational meeting for those interested in becoming  volunteers with Human Animal Bond in Tennessee (HABIT), an animal-assisted therapy program, was held at the McKamey Animal Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, June 18, 2013. Many thanks to all who attended!

HABIT is a non-profit group of volunteers working together to promote the bond between people and animals. As a program of the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, HABIT sponsors animal-assisted therapy programs for all ages in a variety of settings such as nursing and retirement homes, assisted living centers, hospitals, physical rehabilitation centers, and area schools. The program is expanding into the Chattanooga area.

Visit to find information about the next informational meeting. There is no cost or advanced registration required to attend the meetings. However, please call the HABIT office (865-974-5633) if you plan to attend to ensure enough handouts are available. For more information, contact Ruth Sapp, HABIT East Tennessee Program Coordinator by email or at (865) 974-5633.   



Posted: 05-29-13 Viewed: 37378 times

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Sandra Harbison
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