Our animal interaction programs are designed to provide positive therapeutic experiences for children and adults with the goal of building confidence,enabling positive progress and affording opportunities that may otherwise beunavailable. There are many articles written and opinions rendered regardingAnimal Assisted Therapy. But whether it be hippotherapy or therapeuticriding, equine, canine, farm animal or small animal assisted therapy, thebenefit to humans is evident. For those who can adopt an animal partner,we seek to make that perfect match. For those who can’t, we offer on-site, hands on therapy in a family oriented, homestead setting.
Educate the Public on Inclusion of People with Disabilities
Did you know that 1 in 7 people in the world has some type of disability? Fuzzy Faces Refuge believes that every person has value and notonly the ability to contribute to society in meaningful ways but a strong desireto do so. That is why our volunteers are strong, sincere messengers ofinclusion for all persons. We are wholehearted advocates for universaldesign and possess a core belief that everyone working together can and willcreate a better world. Therefore, we are an organization that embraces andprovides opportunities for all persons regardless of disability so that we can grow in understanding and become stronger as a result.
Educate the Public on Animal Care and Best Practices
The Fuzzy Faces Team is committed to educating the public on the propercare of animals, whether they be companion animals or farm animals. If wewant our animals to thrive, then it’s essential that each of us know what is abest practice for each species. With this goal in mind, we have developedspecies specific brochures and hands on therapeutic animal careexperiences. Some simple guidelines that you can begin now are to monitorthe weight and regulate the diet of your animal to prevent health issues,sterilize your animal if they are not a critically endangered species and groom and keep your animal in a clean environment.
Cooperate with Like-Minded Organizations
The saying that there is strength in numbers is never more appropriate than in the world of animal protection and inclusion for persons withdisabilities. Each of us is part of a family and a network, either the one thatwe were born into or one(s) that we have chosen to be a part of. That makeseach of us a messenger for our small part of the world. When we can createmeaningful bonds of cooperation between our networks, then we canmaximize our reach beyond what each group or person can do alone. Eachof us has a special mission or vision that can overlap with the other such that working together in our areas of strength, we CAN change the world!