Reporters from CNY Central’s NBC3 stopped by PAWS of CNY’s recent pet therapy evaluations at The Barking Orange to better understand what it takes to become a certified PAWS of CNY therapy pet volunteer, and the ideal qualities interested members of the community should look for in their own pets. Watch the video below to learn more.[Read more…]
Pet therapy has quickly become a recognized form of emotional support in a broad array of settings that has proven benefits for community members of all ages. In 1999 when PAWS of CNY, Inc. was founded (formerly as Sunshine Friends, Inc.), a small number of our volunteers brought their dogs and cats to one local hospital and a small group of nursing homes—but only after convincing facility administrators of the potential benefits of pet therapy interactions.
On Sunday, November 25 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. PAWS of CNY will be holding its annual Barnes & Noble bookfair fundraiser at the Barnes & Noble in Clay, located at 3956 RT 31. This event has become a holiday tradition and is instrumental in our annual fundraising efforts.
Thank you to all our PAWS of CNY volunteers. Thanks to your selfless dedication, our organization has continued to brings smiles to hundreds of people throughout Central New York.