This week, ORE’s Office of Community Engagement and Outreach is featuring two Partnerships that Make a Difference:
CAIT (Companion Animal Initiative in Tennessee)
To improve the lives of companion animals and reduce the surplus of cats and dogs in Tennessee, CAIT works to educate the public on humane practices and promotes spay and neuter initiatives. CAIT brings communities together to find solutions to pet issues that impact them directly, such as animal hoarding, dog fighting, puppy mills, and other forms of animal abuse.
H.A.B.I.T. (Human Animal Bond in Tennessee)
H.A.B.I.T. is an animal-assisted interaction program that sponsors community programs for those of all ages, in a variety of settings, such as nursing and retirement homes, retirement, assisted living centers, hospitals, mental health facilities, physical rehabilitation centers, and child and family services centers. Animal-assisted interaction provides an opportunity to create relationships between animals and people that assist in creating better mental and physical wellbeing.
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