Why is animal companionship important?
There is no denying that animals play several roles in the lives of humans. One of the most important roles comes in the form of companionship. Not only are animal companions loyal, affectionate, and lifetime friends, but they also provide benefits to human mental health and physical well-being.
However, youth facing homelessness face several barriers in being responsible pet owners, such as costs, lack of resources, gaps in education, and inaccessibility to pet-friendly institutions. As a result, the safety and well-being of companions and their owners are seriously implicated.
To learn more about animal companionship, barriers affecting youth facing homelessness, and other related topics, take a look at our blog!
To learn more about how our organization works to alleviate these issues and how you can contribute, take a look at our animal stations initiative!