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Animal-assisted Therapy Program to Hold Meeting for Potential Volunteers In Washington County

(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) - 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 Gray Elementary School in Gray, Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 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.

The volunteer orientation/informational meeting will take place at the school which is located at 755 Gray Station Road, Gray, TN.

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, 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 Program Coordinator by email or at (865) 974-5633.  

 

 

Posted: 03-18-11 Viewed: 4450 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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