Pet PALS Brightens Our Day

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Posted On: August 11, 2022 by Friends of the Family in: General

What’s more relaxing than getting to hang out with some really awesome animals? Nothing! P.E.T. P.A.L.S which stands for Pets in Education and Therapy, People and Animals in Life Sharing made their way to Waverly recently for a visit! This organization was created in 1983, as a partnership with the Black Hawk Humane Society what we know today as the Cedar Bend Humane Society. The animals are the personal pets of the volunteers, these animals and owners go through an in-depth screening process to be the most beneficial to the people they serve. The volunteers bring their pets out to numerous locations around the community, and we had the pleasure of hosting them.    The clients at the shelter got the chance to bond with cats and dogs.  There was fetch, treats, and a whole lot of snuggles! Some clients reminisced on memories of their own pets and the bonds they had with them.  Bonds with animals are just as strong as those with humans for some people and