Traveling Petting Zoo Brings Joy To Nursing Homes
We hear stories about dogs visiting nursing homes to add some joy to lives. But what about other animals... like goats, sheep and other barnyard favorites? They bring happiness, too!
For seniors living in Australia visiting hours just got more fun. Edgar's Mission visitation program allows lucky residents to get twice-monthly visits from their favorite farm animals.
The 'petting zoo' is brought right to the nursing homes so the residents don't even have to leave their home. The animal sanctuary's Kindness Crusaders bring the animals right to their front door for hours of enjoyment.
“Every day I see how the sanctuary residents grow more confident when treated with kindness and I see how the elderly respond so positively to the animals," said sanctuary Founder and Director Pam Ahern.