| What is the human-animal bond?
The human-animal bond goes beyond companionship. It refers to
the strong positive interaction that exists between humans and
animals - the special bond that actually enhances human quality
of life. Promoting human-animal interaction leads to positive
benefits for all members of the community.
Why is it so important to promote and celebrate this bond?
The positive impact of the human-animal bond is real - and is
backed by scientific data, case studies and hard research that
validate the therapeutic effects of human-animal relationships.
These benefits can be emotional, psychological, physical, and
spiritual - and are created when an animal's antics cause us
to laugh, a beloved pet welcomes us home, or an animal aids
us in therapy. Fostering opportunities to promote education
and experience that nurture this bond is the common goal of
the membership of PAWSitive InterAction. We challenge Atlanta
to think PAWSitive! -- and make a positive connection for themselves,
their friends, their family, their neighbors.
Human-Animal Bond Facts
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