Perimeter Pet Pals Bring Joy

from North Georgia Advocate

Christine Barnes was looking for a way to combine two of the great joys in her life: her love for animals and her desire to help people in need.

Barnes, who is typically joyful and full of positive energy, found her special calling when she was introduced to pet therapy. Now she wants to spread the joy through this special ministry.

Pet therapy involves teams of people and animals who are trained before going out to visit people with special needs.

“I have loved animals all my life and love to care for people in need” said Barnes. She spent a year observing and assessing a group who visited nursing homes with well-trained and disciplined pets, and decided to branch off to start her own program in…

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