Sunday, November 4, 2012
Pets as Therapy - awakening the good in us
Programs pairing prison inmates with dogs have been very successful in rehabilitating people to survive better when they are released into the community once more.
The Pups in Prison program is one such example. assistance dogs
Through a well supervised system, inmates bond with and train puppies in the basic skills. Later the young dogs go on to outside programsfor further training to become professional assistance dogs.
Being solely responsible for another being awakens something good in us. When we have to care for their every need, providing mental stimulation and affection as well as food, shelter and clothing, we are unselfishly giving.
And that's good for our humanity.
Posted by Dawn Meredith at 10:35 PM