Furkid's love

27 March 2017

The "Ear lopped Rabbit" is one of the really cute animals that helps with our girls bond and be in touch with their feelings

Animal therapy is something that has been used in many western countries for a number of reasons. One of the most common ones is “Animal-assisted therapy (AAT)”. These animals are used to help people to either recuperate or cope with health or mental problems. However, they are not just limited to grown-ups who are coping with these issues. They are now also using it for children in shelter Homes or Orphanages.

We have now brought in that same concept to our Homes as well. As far as we know, we seem to be the first in this country to implement this therapy. We actually go through the stringent process of picking the right breed and personality of the animal. This is to ensure that both our children and the animal are not harmed but would have mutual therapeutic experience in their interaction with each another. Each of our Homes currently has one lovely animal and we want to give a shout out to the generous donors who have given these animals to us!

We have witnessed a number of our kids and youth responding positively to these animals. For some, it helps them deal with loneliness. For some others, it helps them deal with their stress and anxiety. We are still looking forward to see more improvements in our kids and youth as they continue to interact with these animals! Next time when you drop by our Homes for a visit, do keep a look out for these animals

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