- Defining Animal Activity Options
- Questions to Consider BEFORE Acquiring Live-in Animals
- Minnesota Guidelines for Pet Animals in Health Care Facilities
- Housing and Urban/Rural Recovery Act of 1983
- Lessons to be Learned from the Saga of Mae
- Signs of Stress in Companion Animals
- Animal Assisted Activities Policies and Procedures
- Selection Criteria for Visiting or Working Dogs
- Selection Criteria for Visiting Cats
- Organizations that Evaluate and Register Therapy Animals
- Research Abstracts on the Human-Animal Bond and Long Term Care
The content included in this section of the Website are part of the information Paula (Kamrath) Frakes, CENSHARE’s previous Director, has passionately pulled together over the years. The articles above follow a logical reading progression and introduce important issues to be addressed BEFORE bringing visiting, working, or live-in companion animals into a facility. Although this topic has become very popular recently, not nearly enough has been done to address the welfare of animals.
Ms. Frakes is pleased to announce the release of a book that she has contributed to entitled Animals in Residential Facilities: Guidelines and Resources for Success. This book represents a comprehensive resource on properly and humanely incorporating animals into senior or other residential living environments.
Related information on Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program (formerly Delta Society):
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Ms. Frakes is committed to helping improve the quality of life for both the animals and humans in care environments by disseminating information via speaking engagements, workshops, and products. Information in this section cannot be mass duplicated or distributed for any purpose without first receiving permission from Paula at: firstname.lastname@example.org