New Charity supported by APBC
The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) is delighted to announce that it has chosen to support PADsUK as their charity of the year.
Rosie Barclay, APBC Chair, comments that ‘Whilst there are many worthy charities providing assistance dogs, PADsUK is unique as it focuses on psychological assistance dogs. These dogs will provide support for people with mental health and psychological disabilities’.
PADsUK is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to bringing the benefits of Psychological Assistance Dogs to users in the UK. PADsUK will train both the dog and person to enable improvements in the person’s quality of life and maintain the highest standards of welfare for the dog. Each partnership and tasks trained will be individualised to help reduce the person’s symptoms, as a result of disabling mental health conditions such as depression, panic attacks, anxiety and PTSD.
With the organisational support of Dogs for the Disabled, PADsUK are excited to be training their first partnerships in 2013 as a two-year pilot scheme.
You can find out more about PADsUK at www.padogsuk.org
NOTES FOR EDITORS
The APBC, founded in 1989, is the leading organisation in the field of companion animal behaviour and many of its members are at the cutting edge of the latest research into this rapidly growing discipline. The APBC organises a number of seminars and events throughout the year for both the veterinary and behaviour professions. Further information can be found at www.apbc.org.uk.