Sunday, January 19

Therapy dog program seeks funds to continue providing patient services

Marco Ferreira’s recovery process has been a long one, consisting of three surgeries, ongoing physical rehabilitation and numerous visits from therapy dogs. In 2008, Ferreira was involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury and left him in a coma for six weeks. Read more...

Photo: Gigi Schiller, a staff member for People-Animal Connection, pets Larry, one of the program’s 70 therapy dogs. The program, which was founded in 1994, has dogs visit patients, staff and families in different UCLA Health centers to help them in recovery. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)

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