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March 14, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BMC’S CERTIFIED PET THERAPY PROGRAM RECRUITING NEW PET VOLUNTEERS

PITTSFIELD, MA – Berkshire Medical Center’s certified pet therapy program, called Caring Companions, is offering a Delta Society pet therapy class and evaluation for those interested in having their pet become part of the program. The next class will be held over a two day period, on Saturday, April 12th and Sunday, April 13th, from 8 am to 4 pm each day in the Berkshire Medical Center Private Dining Rooms, located near the Café. The cost is $50, for the class, books and evaluation. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register for the Caring Companions class, contact Terry Cormier at 447-2114, ext. 3657.
The Pet Therapy program at BMC offers patients at the Medical Center the opportunity to have visits by certified dogs and other pets, if qualified by the program. Numerous studies have shown that pets can have a therapeutic benefit, including lowering blood pressure and reducing stress.
The Delta Society is the leading international resource for the human-animal bond. Delta Society has been the force to validate the important role of animals for people's health and well being by promoting the results of research to the media and health and human services organizations. The Delta Society’s mission is improving human health through service and therapy animals.
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