Pet Therapy

CaptainFred

Pet therapy, sometimes referred to as animal-assisted therapy, is a guided interaction between a person and a trained animal with the oversight of the animal's trainer. Many different animals can be used, but dogs and cats are most common. AAT comes in many different forms, including formal sessions helping a patient reach specific treatment goals or casual meetings to offer comfort.

A pet therapy program is available at MMI, provided by volunteers from Love on a Leash - meet Captain Fred.

MMI providers can schedule pet therapy for their clients by contacting Jacqueline Hankins in the Community Engagement office: email | 402-552-6364

Drop-ins are welcome, however, for a patient to participate a permission slip (PDF) must be on-file or signed at the time of pet therapy.