Cats or dogs? Whatever your preference, there is no denying that animals can provide valuable comfort, peace, and friendship to many. Today on our show, we discuss the healing affects animals have on those facing stressful or depressing times.
Callie is the executive director of Canine Therapy Corps in Chicago, where she and other volunteers train local dogs and their owners to serve as animal-assisted therapy specialists. Mormon Channel producer Charlotte joined the volunteers for a day as they visited Columbia College in downtown Chicago to calm anxious students before they took their finals.
Back in the studio, we chat with Kathy, the executive director at Intermountain Therapy Animals. She explains the importance of animal therapy programs.