A lot of the people accessing our services are not people who the social workers involved in the program are familiar with, so we’re starting to identify a new population of people that just isn’t hooked up to the services that are available. – William Gilles DVM
Wisconsin Companion Animal Resources, Education, and Social Services (WisCARES), a partnership between the UW School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) and the UW School of Social Work that assists homeless and housing-unstable individuals with pets, has received a grant from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment. The competitive grant program is open to […]
A program of the UW-Madison Veterinary School that provides health care for the pets of homeless people is not just tending the animals, its director says. Wisconsin Companion Animal Resources, Education and Social Services (WisCARES) is also a way to help people who are homeless or at risk of losing housing connect with other resources […]
Veterinarians and those who work with animals see the magic of the human-animal bond every day. The relationship has been proven to provide therapeutic effects for both species, from lowered blood pressure in humans to a better sense of security for both. Continue reading this article by Jan Wilson Here.
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Thanks to R. Scott Nolen and all of the folks at the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) for sharing Nicole and Emma’s story. You can read it here and please read the information available on this site to learn how you can help!