“We’ve had an amazing response so far. There was the FIFO worker who hadn’t patted his dog for a month; we met a family who had recently lost their father who just wanted puppy cuddles and a lady who had recently lost her own dog,” she said.
“In each of these cases, it was the conversation and connection that took place around the therapy animal that made all the difference.”
Interacting with a therapy animal is believed to release “endorphins making people feel better, diminishing feelings of pain, depression and loneliness.”
Domestic travellers will be able spot the therapy dogs when they are on duty on Wednesday July 11 between 11AM and 1PM.
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