What is a therapy animal?
What is a service animal?
shapes and sizes.
- A service animal is a trained animal that provides a service to a person in need.
They guide people, alert people, and help people do things like, picking things up or opening doors.
They come in all breeds,
make people feel better and
- An animal that has a good personality
An animal that likes to visit with people and gets along with other animals
An animal that can be a pet.
An animal that is used to help
What types of service or therapy animals are there?
can be trained and can help
Parrots / Birds
Basically any animal that
What types of service or therapy dogs are there?
How should we treat animals that we encounter?
- Guide Dogs
These are known as seeing eye dogs
They help people who are visually impaired
They help a person avoid danger
They are trained to alert people of danger
They keep an area safe
They are kind and patient dogs
They help children with disabilities
They help the police do their jobs
They keep our communities safe
What can we do to help service or therapy animals?
- If you do not know an animal…
Do not touch it
Do not pet it
Try to stay away from it
If the animal is a service animal…
It is a specially trained animal, do not pet it.
Try to be respectful of the space and work the service animal does.
If the animal is a therapy animal or a pet of someone you know…
Pet it and show lots of love to it!
Be nice and careful
Do not play too rough with the animal
- You can volunteer in an animal shelter.
You can collect items that animal shelters need and donate them to a shelter.
You can raise money to donate to animal shelters.
With the help of your parents and an animal shelter, you can foster homeless animals in your home until a permanent home is found.
You can adopt a homeless animal from a shelter.
Remember to be kind, respectful and smart when encountering animals.
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