Cadets With Pets
Any pet owner will tell you that living with a pet comes with many benefits, including companionship, love and affection. It is also no surprise that 98% of pet owners consider their pet to be a member of the family. And there are approximately 80 million households in the US with a pet. Not only are people happier in the presence of animals, they're also healthier. In a survey done by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute, HABRI, they found that 74% of pet owners reported mental health improvements from pet ownership, and 75% of pet owners reported a friend's or family members mental health has improved from pet ownership. Specifically, pets and therapy animals can help alleviate stress, anxiety, depression, and feelings of loneliness and social isolation.
It definitely appears as if the animals in the photos below are helping their cadets during this unusual time in our history!
Pets are good companionship during outdoor activities.
Some help while their cadet does school work.
And others are good for some snuggles!
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