Buffalo Firefighters Get A Visit From Moo The Therapy Bunny
Therapy with animals has proven to help people dealing with PTSD. Did you know that here in the Buffalo area, we have a therapy bunny to help?
How do therapy animals help with PTSD?
According to Pub Med and the National Library of Medicine, simply being around animals can help to reduce Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
"In one study of the effect of dogs with patients, psychologists noted an 82% reduction in symptoms. One particular case noted that interacting with the dog for as little as one week, enabled a patient to decrease the amount of anxiety and sleep medications by half."
What's the difference between a therapy animal and a service animal?
Essentially the difference between service animals and therapy animals is that therapy animals are there to provide animal-assisted therapy such as comfort or emotional support. Service dogs are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.
Who is Moo The Therapy Bunny?
Moo is a miniature Otter Rex rabbit who visits people along with her handler Sarah to provide a positive physical and emotional experience. According to their website, Moo has been known to visit seniors, veterans, students, children, residences, workplaces, hospice, and school settings.
Moo The Therapy Bunny Visits The Buffalo Fire Department
This past week, Moo The therapy Bunny was able to make a stop at a couple of fire houses in Buffalo to comfort the firefighters who were there. After the tragedy that occurred late last week, it looks as though it was a welcome visit for all who took part.
If you would like to schedule a visit with Moo, click here to fill out the contact form and get the process started.