Active Re-Entry supports the PAWS (People & Animals Working to Serve) Program. The use of animals to facilitate positive changes in a broad spectrum of therapeutic settings is becoming more accepted, appreciated and valued. Under the direction of health services and education professionals, animal-assisted therapy can promote physical, emotional, cognitive, and social improvement for people with special needs.
In animal-assisted therapy (AAT) programs, volunteer teams become formally involved in patient treatment regimens, helping motivate the achievement of a wide variety of goals and objectives. As those who share their lives with animals will attest, there are benefits that animals can provide that often times people cannot. Research is now corroborating this conventional wisdom. Miraculous improvements have occurred during animal-assisted therapy visits.
The Active Re-Entry P.A.W.S. Program participates in both AAT and animal-assisted activity (AAA) programs, in which volunteers visit formally with hospital patients, nursing home residents and people in other facilities.
The P.A.W.S. Program takes their code from a quote by Margaret Mead... "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
We serve at a variety of locations throughout Southeastern Utah, helping to brighten the day of many age groups, no matter what their physical or mental status.