Human Animal Bond Program
Tripler’s Human Animal Bond Program offers patients, families, and staff a unique therapy with the help of several very special pets. The program is sponsored by the American Red Cross using specially chosen dogs, cats, and rabbits.
The Pet Facilitated Therapy Program uses animals to assist a therapist in helping patients who are recovering from physical, mental or social illness. Tripler’s American Red Cross sponsors the Animal Visitation Program where volunteers bring pets to wards, clinics and waiting areas for informal visits.
All animals are screened by Veterinary Services and must pass strict behavioral and physical qualifications to be a part of this program. All handlers also receive special training. For more information, contact the Human Animal Bond Program, 433-6631.