Lort Smith Hospital Pet Therapy Program – PALS
The Pets Are Loving Support (PALS) Program has been running for over 20 years and is a free service provided by the Lort Smith Animal Hospital.
The program coordinates visits to hospitals, rehabilitation centres, hostels and nursing homes by volunteers accompanied by their own assessed and approved dogs.
The program’s aim is to help improve the wellbeing of patients / residents through positive contact with visiting volunteers and their dogs.
Established in 1936, Lort Smith Animal Hospital is one of the largest Animal Hospitals in the world, providing quality care for hundreds of thousands of abandoned, mistreated sick animals every year.
LSAH promotes the benefits of the human bond through its community partnerships and education programs on responsible pet ownership.