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American Humane Association Adds Direct Services in Animal-Assisted Activities and Therapy
Date:10/8/2007

an animal is incorporated as an integral part of the person's treatment process. Such therapy has been proven to motivate rehabilitation patients to walk again, teach children in special education classrooms important life skills, and facilitate counseling sessions in mental health centers.

"Denver Pet Partners is a perfect fit with American Humane and will help us realize our mutual dreams of animal-assisted therapy becoming recognized as a mainstream treatment option," added McQuarrie. "Together, we can increase the knowledge base about the value of the human-animal bond and the effectiveness of animal-assisted activities and therapy in enhancing the healing and learning process."

About American Humane

The American Humane Association is the only national organization dedicated to protecting both children and animals. Founded in 1877, American Humane is celebrating its 130th anniversary this year. Through a network of child and animal protection agencies and individuals, American Humane develops policies, legislation, curricula and training programs to protect children and animals from abuse, neglect and exploitation. The nonprofit membership organization, headquartered in Denver, raises awareness about The Link(R) between animal abuse and other forms of violence, as well as the benefits derived from the human-animal bond. American Humane's regional office in Los Angeles is the authority behind the "No Animals Were Harmed"(R) end credit disclaimer on film and TV productions, and American Humane's office in Washington is an advocate for child and animal protection at the federal and state levels. American Humane meets the strong, comprehensive standards of the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance, has been awarded the Independent Charities of America "Best in America" Seal of Approval and has received a 3-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's leading charity evaluator. Visit HYPERLINK "'/>"/>

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