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Pet Assisted Therapy

Programs that help veterans with PTSD, inmates serving a sentence in prison, emotionally disturbed individuals or people who are isolated improve their personal and social functioning by giving them an opportunity to take responsibility for and/or relate to a domestic animal. In some cases, the animals may be selected due to comparable histories of trauma. Also included are programs that bring dogs or other small pets to visit people residing in a nursing facility or another institutional setting who are ill or elderly or have disabilities; and those that employ Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) who volunteer with their owner/handler as a team, going to schools, libraries and many other settings as reading companions for children. A similar program offers children the opportunity to learn to read by reading to one of its therapy horses.

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Humane Society of Wayne County

Eligibility: Adult Companion Program: Ages 50 years and older and approved. Cat or dog 3 years or older is free. Spay/neuter Program: low-income.

Map Marker 1 1475 County House Road
Lyons, NY

Finger Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Central New Yor

Eligibility: None.

Map Marker 2 41 York Street
Auburn, NY

Lollypop Farm Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Eligibility: City of Rochester residents: contact Rochester Animal Service. All others vary according to program. Call for information.

Map Marker 3 99 Victor Road
Fairport, NY

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