Our Shelter Pet Outreach Team
North Shore Animal League America’s Shelter Pet Outreach Team (SPOT)* program brings hope and love back into the lives of people who are alone, ill or live in specialized care facilities.
Each week our Pet Outreach volunteers and associates bring puppies and certified therapy cats to nursing homes, senior citizen centers, and rehabilitation centers. These types of animal-assisted activities have been widely recognized to have therapeutic effects, reducing stress and calming anxiety. These lovable animals put smiles on faces, and for those who are no longer able to care for a pet, they can help recall happy memories.