Fennec Hurley couldn’t speak, was hyper, and was physically violent. But that was before the 2-year-old came to Strides. The autistic toddler wasn’t making any progress with traditional occupational therapy, so his swim coach suggested he visit Ireland’s only hippotherapy service. Strides Therapy Clinic teaches physical, occupational, speech and
Edie was one of these dogs. She had been brought into a shelter and her fur was filled with mattes. Edie was so scared to be in the shelter that she was deemed un-adoptable and slotted for euthanasia. Luckily, a kind person noticed Edie and decided they would not
When found at the shelter, Apollo was in very bad shape from physical and mental abuse. He could not even look anyone in the eye. Vets were telling people that Apollo would not make a good pet and that his distemper was so bad, they should let him die.
It’s easy to forget how many things the human body is able to do that other animals can’t. Not only do we have the ability to speak and solve complex problems, but even something as simple as having opposable thumbs makes a world of difference. Think of all the
Being a pet owner can really bring happiness and joy – even comfort and solace. But it also entails a lot of work. When you bring an animal home, you should with no exception prepare properly. Just like humans, animals suffer if not properly cared for. One day, pet