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Animal-assisted Therapy Program to Hold Meeting for Potential Volunteers in Tri-Cities

(October 2012) -- A free informational meeting for those interested in becoming  volunteers with Human Animal Bond in Tennessee (HABIT), an animal-assisted therapy program, will be held at Asbury Place, Baysmont Campus in Kingsport, Thursday, November 1, 2012, from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for registration.

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. Click here to view a 30-second video about HABIT's Ruff Reading program.

The volunteer orientation/informational meeting will take place at the campus which is located at 100 Netherland Lane, Kingsport, Tennessee.

For liability purposes, attendance at an informational meeting is required before a person can become a HABIT volunteer. Attendance does not imply any obligations. Please do not bring any pets to this meeting.

This meeting is open to anyone with a general interest in animal-assisted therapy. There is no fee or advanced registration required. However, seating is limited. Please call the HABIT office (865-974-5633) if you plan to attend to ensure enough handouts are available. For further information and directions, contact Ruth Sapp, HABIT East Tennessee Program Coordinator at either or at (865) 974-5633.  



Posted: 10-23-12 Viewed: 2315 times

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Sandra Harbison
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University of Tennessee
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