“There was a huge spike in people seeking companionship through animals, whether it be fostering or adopting rescues, when quarantine and social distancing restrictions went into effect.
That’s because dogs are known to be one of those great companion animals, but what if you aren’t able to have a pet?
The first use of animal therapy dates back to the 1960s, where animals such as dogs have been used to rebuild connections and bring comfort to humans in need.
Therapy dogs provide a sense of connection that is missing for so many people right now due to COVID, Davidson said.
The same idea came to Illinois Rep. Stephanie Kifowit as she was visiting her son stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Base.”
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