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Mission Statement

Sunshine Friends, Inc. is a volunteer organization providing animal assisted activities and therapy across Central New York. Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for both people and animals through mutually beneficial interaction.

Description

Animal Assisted Activities are truly gratifying experiences for all who are involved. It is not only the patient or resident receiving therapeutic pet services that benefits, but also their families, the facility staff and of course, the volunteer.


The most evident benefit is the incomparable feeling one gets from making another person happy whether for a moment or for an indeterminable amount of time. It is as close to altruism as we can get.


Another important advantage of volunteering in a program of this type is strengthening the bond between handler and pet. The animal-human bond is one of the most gratifying relationships a person can experience if they take the time to nurture it. Learning what your pet needs from you and what your pet can give to you is invaluable to the health and happiness of both you and your animal.

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http://www.sunshinefriends.org

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