Join us on Wednesday, December 4, for a visit from a very special team of four-legged care givers… Strong P.E.T.S. (Pets Engaged in Therapeutic Socialization).
We can assure you there’ll be plenty of wagging tails and cold, drippy noses, and maybe even some barking…definitely not your typical afternoon at Miner Library (although we do “Tweet”)!
Beyond the benefits of animal-human interaction like lower blood pressure and reduced stress, interacting with animals can increase our levels of oxytocin, a hormone that helps us feel happy and trusting. Awesome!
Got a few minutes? Shake off some of those pre-exam jitters on December 4. Strong P.E.T.S. volunteers will stop by @ 3:15 p.m., after their “rounds” on the patient units.
Pet therapist Ann Lacey has been a therapy dog handler since 1982 and founded the Strong P.E.T.S. program at Strong Memorial Hospital in 2000. For more information about Strong P.E.T.S., Campus Canines, or Tales for Tails programs, visit URMC Today or contact Friends of Strong at (585) 275-2420.