TAWNY serves as a clearinghouse for information related to therapy animals.
What is the difference between Therapy Animals or Service Animals?
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What do therapy animals do?
- Visit people to help reduce stress and feel better
- Their unconditional love has a proven healing effect
- Visit hospitals, nursing homes, hospice, senior apartment complexes, schools, libraries, airports, and group homes as well as other locations.
- Provide support in emotionally trying situations such as disasters and counseling for victims of crime and abuse.
Therapy animals are:
- Well trained, well behaved
- Certified by an organization through tests
- Insured for each therapy visit
- Regularly checked and vaccinated by a Veterinarian
- Kept clean and well groomed
- Enjoys regular social activities
- Includes many species: most often dogs, but horses, cats, rabbits, birds, and others are used
- Please note: TAWNY does not train or certify therapy animals.
For in depth information on how to prepare your animal for testing, look at our brochure.
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Last updated: 21 February 2014