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Speaking on Business: Intermountain Therapy Animals

Intermountain Therapy Animals is one of the oldest and largest animal companionship programs in the United States.

Chris Redgrave Aug 31, 2018


This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

During times of stress and healing, the connection between humans and animals can’t be matched. Research has shown what tremendous love animals provide, especially in a time of need. Intermountain Therapy Animals was established to maximize the benefits from the human/animal bond and bring joy to people who are in the hospital, and they’ve been doing this important work for 25 years.

Intermountain Therapy Animals is one of the oldest and largest animal companionship programs in the United States with over 350 teams of handlers and their animals. They’re bringing relief to humans while visiting over 150 hospitals, counseling centers, extended care facilities, detention homes and schools, including Primary Children’s Hospital and Huntsman Cancer Institute, serving the Intermountain West. The organization is so successful you can find thriving chapters of Intermountain Therapy Animals in Montana, Idaho and Kentucky.

Becoming an ITA therapy team includes careful screening, training, licensing and insurance to protect handler and their beautiful animal. These animals pass the empathy test and are from dogs and cats to miniature horses and a donkey. Intermountain Therapy Animals will be holding their annual fundraiser “Paws at the Bark-beque” celebrating their 25th anniversary, on Sept. 8 at This is the Place Garden Center. All proceeds support ITA’s animal-assisted therapy programs.

Support ITA by giving online at www.therapyanimals.org.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

Intermountain Therapy Animals
4050 S. 2700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
801-272-3439

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