Tony (our Heath hospital cat) and Stone (our career-changed Guide Dog for the Blind) both recently passed their Pet Partner evaluations and are now registered therapy animals. Good job, guys! Pet Partners is a National organization that promotes the benefits of animal therapy and certifies animal therapy teams.
Dr. Downes and her registered animal team can be frequently spotted visiting local Assisted Living Centers where they’ve become popular guests. She hopes to eventually encourage dozens of teams to provide assistance, joy, and whatever else they can to those in need. The new work of dogs!
Tony, Stone, and Maggie (also certified) can be seen in action below.
|“Stone” and “Maggie” Spreading their joy|
|“Maggie” has never met a lap she didn’t love!|
|“Tony” the registered therapy cat|