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Animal Companionship - Mary Hipp

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11/12/07 - Animal Companionship – the Best Medicine [Listen to Audio]
 
Pets and animals can provide companionship, relief from loneliness and depression, and serve as aides to those with various disabilities. How does a person respond to an animal that displays vigor, liveliness and movement? Their mood improves, their appetite improves and their outlook on life improves! Dr. Susan Turben invites her guests, Mary Hipp, Head Instructor at Fieldstone Farms Therapeutic Riding Center, and Laura Burks, Volunteer Coordinator at Rescue Village to share their heart-warming stories of the unconditional love from animals and how they’ve made a difference in the lives of others. Animals are not only used as Seeing Eye dogs or service animals. They now take on roles as therapy animals and emotional support companions. What does your pet mean to you and your family? Call in with your questions or stories on “man’s best friends”.
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