Rehabilitating children with Romania’s stray dogs

by Ivano Abbadessa - 2016.02.01
Rehabilitating children with Romania’s stray dogs
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Stray dogs could be used in pet therapy programmes for children with disabilities. This is the ambitious idea from Vier Pfoten, a non-profit association that has recently opened a service centre for its unique care in Bucharest. This is where the huge number of abandoned dogs on the streets of the Romanian capital are taken to be trained to live with young patients with disabilities. For free and with support from highly trained staff, the children take part, together with their four-legged friends, in a series of daily activities that help to speed up the process of mental and physical rehabilitation.

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