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Published:March 20th, 2008 08:16 EST

Animals Help Abused and Neglected Children Heal

By SOP newswire

Ten-year-old Laura* was the victim of sexual and emotional abuse. Her difficult road to healing began with the support of another specialist trained in such matters - a dog named Rigo!

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During Laura's counseling, her trust in Rigo grew steadily. And one day, a breakthrough occurred. With her arms wrapped around Rigo for comfort and security, Laura whispered in his ear, describing in graphic detail her horror of abuse.

Operating as a program of American Humane Association, Denver Pet Partners provides animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted therapy to clients such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospice, schools, mental health centers and more.

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By Emily (Care2) and ThePetitionSite Team