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Volunteers needed to assist animal therapy for veterans

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Posted at 4:47 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 17:47:28-04

TEMPLE, TX — Twice a month, the Tiny Hooves Rescue and Petting Zoo visits the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home in Temple for animal therapy.

The residents get to hug on, cuddle and hold animals like bunnies, guinea pigs and kittens.

Those involved call the experience "beneficial."

"Just by helping them with their attitude, them seeing an animal that's familiar in their past.. It just puts a little light in their day and gives them something to look forward to and makes them happy," said Shelby Michalewicz, owner, Tiny Hooves Rescue and Petting.

The program began at the beginning of the year, and so far they said it has been a success.

Tiny Hooves uses volunteers for the program, and they are in need of more help.

Volunteers help transport animals and assist during visits.

For more information, just visit the Tiny Hooves Facebook Page.