Words by Abi Scaife
A large national charity has launched a pet therapy programme in Ukraine.
Amazing! Tell me more.
Save the Children, a charity that helps protect children globally, has been training staff members to conduct pet therapy sessions with children in Ukraine.
It is hoped that these pet therapy sessions will provide emotional support throughout the war, and prevent long-term trauma.
Parker the Golden Retriever has been a big hit with the kids in Kyiv, as have Best the Border Collie and Bob the therapy rabbit!
What does pet therapy do?
Pet therapy has been shown to have a great effect on children and adults alike, helping to lift and improve their moods.
If you want to support the efforts of Parker, Best and Bob as they bring encouragement to children in Ukraine, you can donate or volunteer with Save the Children.