Canine Assisted Therapy, Inc.’s (“C.A.T.”) (FLORIDA) mission is to be dedicated to providing pet therapy to children and adults who have developmental and physical challenges as well as those who desire comfort and companionship of a loving pet. C.A.T. improves people’s lives physically, mentally and emotionally.
Founded in 2009, Canine Assisted Therapy, Inc. (C.A.T.) is the premier volunteer pet therapy organization in South Florida, currently with 125 certified pet therapy teams. C.A.T.’s vision is to educate and teach people how therapeutic animals can change a person’s life. Whether a person is developmentally challenged, physically challenged, lonely or simply loves the companionship of a pet, our certified C.A.T. Dogs can make a life changing difference.
C.A.T. provides support, training, education, and mentoring to those interested in volunteer dog therapy programs in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties and build connections between volunteers and facilities. C.A.T. has received national and international inquiries on how to establish a similar program. For more information about Canine Assisted Therapy, Inc. please visit our website at www.catdogs.org!
How the Money Will Be Used
In 2016, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award was for $7,500.
In 2015, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award of $10,000 will help perform “Canine Magic” by expanding the recruitment & training of pet therapy teams serving children in the hospital or who must testify in court along with educational assistance or children experiencing loss or grief.
In 2014, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award of $10,000 was used to help train additional C.A.T. Therapy Teams.