The World Pet Association donated $25,000 to help gather, fund and promote scientific research that demonstrates the human health benefits of pet ownership.
“The World Pet Association’s commitment to researching the human-animal bond helps demonstrate the value of pets and the pet industry to society,” said Steven Feldman, HABRI executive director. “Support and active participation from leaders like the World Pet Association is vital to advancing the science that demonstrates the positive roles they play in the integrated health of individuals, families and communities.”
The HABRI Foundation maintains an online library of human-animal bond research and information, funds research projects to demonstrate the health benefits of pets and other animals, informs the public about human-animal bond research and advocates for public policies that support the beneficial role of pets in society.
“WPA is pleased to be able to assist HABRI fulfill their mission of providing information about the benefits of pet ownership,” said Doug Poindexter, WPA president. “Having these resources in one place and readily available is critical to the long term welfare of the industry.”