Our mission is to support children and adults with special needs through the use of occupational, physical and speech therapies incorporating animals. We provide education for the public regarding therapeutic benefits and advantages of occupational therapy incorporating animals. In addition we raise funds to provide these therapies for persons with special needs, regardless of ability to pay.
Stimulate language and communication
Create empowerment for persons with special needs and increase self-esteem
Develop functional tasks related to caring for the animals (e.g. feeding and grooming)
Teach individuals to care for a creature other than themselves
To establish a sense of normalcy for enhanced social interactions with peers
Allow for an opportunity to develop fine motor and gross motor skills in a creative way