Nature & Nurture

Spence, Shannon
May 2012
PN;May2012, Vol. 66 Issue 5, p26
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the help of therapy animals for disabled people in the U.S., such as design engineer Craig Cook, former U.S. Army Bill Weight, and Michael Vera. It says that Minnie, the capuchin monkey from monkeyhelpers.org. is Cook's right hand, to open doors, flip pages, and pick out-of reach items. It states the responsibility of the dog, Zeus to pick things up for Weight. It adds that the Island Dolphin Care program helped Vera to relax and to pay attention to his surroundings.


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