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These are Animal Companionship Resources
Please also see:
Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence || Animal Abuse: Diagnostic Indicators
Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation || Animals for Comfort, Therapy, and Court Escorts
Assistance/Therapy Animals Training || Animal Welfare

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Hero Pit Bull Saves 8–year–old Boy from Deadly Bee Attack
"A heroic pit bull saved an Oregon 8-year-old boy from a deadly bee attack after she dragged him to safety by the leg of his pants."
Daily News, September 1, 2014.

Faithful OK pit bull endures 100–degree weather, scorching heat, to remain by dead owner's side
" Now at the shelter, the pup continues to mourn. He refuses to eat, won't bark and hides in his kennel. The only time he will wag his tail is when animal control officers bring out his leash: It likely still smells like his owner. ... If officer can't track down any relatives by then—a possibility since the man was transient—the dog will be placed with a foster home and then go up for adoption.
Daily News, July 15, 2014.

German 'Dogs for Dementia' Program Improves Social Behavior
"The pilot study, conducted in Germany, showed that nursing home residents with dementia who attended weekly therapy sessions that included dog visits for 6 months had significantly longer periods of verbal communication, physical contact, and attentiveness than when they participated in a similar program with the same conditions and frequency but without the dogs."
Medscape Medical News, June 26, 2014.

Watch this dad with Alzheimer's regain his speech when with the family dog
Daily News, April 26, 2014.

Hawaiian Humane Society's Investigations & Rescues
Information from the Hawaiian Humane Society on animal rescues, investigations, and adoptions.

Health Benefits of Pets
National Institutes of Health, 2009.

Abusive Babysitter Exposed by Family Dog, September 12, 2013.

Judge Rejects S.F. Man's Defense of Emotional Support
San Francisco Chronicle, August 9, 2002

Little-Known Rule Allows Pets in Federal Housing
Sun-Sentinel, February 5, 2002

The Human/Animal Bond Resource Center
Pet Partners, formerly known as The Delta Society.

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Association For Pet Loss and Bereavement
P.O. Box 106
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Phone: (718) 382-0690

Care for Animals
American Veterinary Medical Association
1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (847) 925-8070

Dognet Italia
Aida Comunicazione
Via Pomponarri 9
20140 Milano, Italia
Phone: (+39 02) 89512549
Website of Italian magazine DOG includes general dog and breed information, articles and issues; listings of veterinarians, trainers, and animal welfare associations.

Dog-Sweater Project
When winter hits cold-weather communities, shelter dogs have no one to buy them gear for the harsh conditions. One woman has taken on this chellenge. You can help her by send your old sweaters, which she converts into dog sweaters. Read about it here.

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