Monday, April 26, 2010

How Pets Rescue Us

Winkie saves me from another boring day at the office.

I've just finished reading a very interesting blog post that discusses the scientific approach to gauging the interaction between rescued animals and people who are somehow in need of rescue themselves. It includes a really great passage about a prison program through which inmates work with animals who were rescued from overcrowded shelters, where they had been slated for euthanasia.

Juliette Reith, in her blog post True Animal Rescue: How Pets Save Us covers a lot of ground relevant to both physically challenged pets and emotionally challenged people. I strongly encourage you to take the few minutes required to read it. If nothing else, it will make you feel validated about things you've always believed about the healing power of critters.

2 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Fur sure!

I reskhued my mom!

I also have several blogger pals that are inkhredibly gifted -

Clive is a service dog fur his NSLM who is challenged by autism;
Josie is a therapy dog that has touched many lives

Thanks fur sharing this!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

My Katie was a great help to me. Going out of my house is a big challenge for me. With a puppers insisting on a daily walk, she made sure I left my comfort zone! I actually miss our little walks since she passed away this past February.