The power of pet therapy

We recently welcomed some very special visitors to the Anna Conradie Service Centre at Tafta Lodge in the form of three therapy dogs from Angels with Paws.

Studies show that just 15 minutes spent bonding with an animal reduces stress, lowers blood pressure and increases social/physical interaction. Many of our elders are animal lovers and sorely miss owning a dog or cat. Angels with Paws offered an opportunity to enjoy the friendly, accepting companionship that only a dog can provide.