Your gift will help to rescue more animals from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Thanks to your support, even more animals will be rescued from abuse and given new homes for life at FOUR PAWS' sanctuaries; safe, protected and loved. Your kind donations will also help us campaign for improved animal welfare around the world. Thank you.
Four Paws UK is working tirelessly to stand up for animals who have no voice of their own. Please help us work together for a more humane treatment towards animals.
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SUPPORT OUR WORK for a change in perspective about stray dogs
Developed to benefit both animals and people, our AAI programme aims to change people’s attitude towards stray dogs by emphasising their societal value as therapy and companion dogs. One of the desired side effects is that through a change in perspective about stray dogs, people would also consider adopting strays as companion animals.
In an effort to prove that stray dogs can be an immense asset to the society, FOUR PAWS became the first organisation to launch an Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) programme in which former stray dogs are selected, trained and certified by experts to become therapy dogs.
Within the AAI programme, Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a type of complementary therapy that involves guided interaction with animals to facilitate healing and rehabilitation of patients with acute or chronic disease. It is believed to have an array of benefits, including personal and social development, increased self-esteem, improved mental health, better social skills and increased empathy and nurturing skills.
Why stray dogs can make such good therapy dogs
Many stray dogs make especially good companions for humans. They are sensitive, reliable and have remarkable energy - qualities that enable them to work as therapy dogs. Working with them requires careful and regular training by experienced dog trainers, a suitable location and special equipment. Our teams provide comprehensive training for a number of carefully selected dogs. All of dogs must meet international requirements, only then they are ready to start their new lives as therapy dogs.
Will you support our work for this cause?