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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 www.vet.utk.edu/habit 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: 36442 times

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Sandra Harbison
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
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Knoxville, TN 37996

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