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National Animal Therapy Day celebrates furry healing power

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The healing power of our four-legged friends is undeniable. And to draw attention to all the good these animals do on a daily basis, Pet Partners has dubbed May 18 the inaugural National Therapy Animal Day. This day was created to honor the animals and their handlers who work tirelessly for those in need. This new holiday’s mission includes raising awareness of how therapy animals aid and enhance the lives of veterans living with post-traumatic stress, seniors with dementia, students with learning challenges, patients in recovery, individuals with intellectual challenges and so many more. Animals on pet therapy teams aren’t just limited to dogs — cats, horses, rabbits, pigs, birds, llamas, alpacas, guinea pigs and even rats have been part…

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