Animals don’t judge us. They accept us as we are, without our visible and non-visible flaws.
Animals arouse a range of emotions, from love to aversion or fear.
Objectives: To create experiences that are different than the everyday routine.
To arouse experiences of enjoyment, closeness, success and satisfaction.
To understand the natural life processes – from birth to death.
Empathy for another being and acceptance of those who are different.
The encounter with the animal challenges the residents by arousing their desire to pet and to hold. It is a happy experience that enriches the soul.
Nava Shapira, Animal-assisted therapy, Grabski Rehabilitation Center