Studies have found that there are paws-itive results:
74% of pet owners report mental health improvements from pet ownership
Pets and animal therapy can help alleviate stress, anxiety, depression, and feelings of loneliness and social isolation.
Pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets.
Companionship can help prevent illness and even add years to your life, while isolation and loneliness can trigger symptoms of depression.
Touch and movement are two healthy ways to quickly manage stress. Stroking a dog, cat, or another animal can lower blood pressure and help you quickly feel calmer and less stressed.
The Canadian Courage Project is currently partnered with the Toronto YouthLink Shelter & Transition home to provide an ongoing flow of donations to the homeless population in the GTA. Less than 50% of all homeless - shelters allow pets, help us fund the companionship of animals.
Our mission is to provide the homeless youth community in the GTA with items for their furry companion such as:
- Quality food ranging from the most natural and sustainable brands
- Fully funded vaccinations
Blankets and thermal options to protect them against the harsh Canadian winters