Family & Lifestyle

Why People Need Pets

The Lisa Show
  • May 28, 2021 12:00 pm
  • 17:06

Everyone knows that pets and animals are great at giving emotional support to humans, but how exactly do they do it? For people who struggle with social anxiety and live more isolated, a pet can bring them many benefits and improve their social health. So how do you know if a furry friend is the right call for you? Today we are talking with Dr. Katherine Compitus, a licensed clinical social worker who primarily focuses on trauma therapy and the human-animal bond. She is also the founder of Surrey Hills Sanctuary, a nonprofit organization providing veterinary social work services.