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    Pet therapy at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd

    NewsUK Cat NewsMonday 18 July 2011
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    Dogs and cats are to be used to help hospital patients across north Wales, according to BBC News.

    The Pets As Therapy was launched last week at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan by former Coronation Street actress Pauline Fleming. The initative is based on research that showed that animal companionship can help speed up the rate of recovery. Pets will visit elderly mentally infirm patients, and dementia care, stroke rehabilitation, paediatrics, psychiatric and oncology departments. All our PAT dogs and cats must pass a rigorous independent health and temperament test before they can enter hospital premises”

    The charity organises visits by volunteer pet owners and their animals to people who are residents in hospitals, hospices, residential homes, nursing homes, day car centres, and special needs schools.

    To visit the charity web site please click here.

    To read more UK News click here.

    Image source: flickr.com; Text source: bbc.co.uk

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