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Helping Kids Heal With Pet Therapy

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Loyal pups are lining up to help heal children around the nation.

The "American Humane Association" was just on Capitol Hill asking for money to pay for animal-assisted therapies.

In the past three decades, pet therapy programs have made significant advancements and have grown in popularity.

Dogs have to complete a physical, pass a monthly temperament test, a loud noise test, and a "pull" test, to see how they'd react if a child pulls on their tails.

To learn more about Therapy Dogs International, click here