Dog Days at the UCLA Medical Center

Several four-legged volunteers with the People-Animal Connection (PAC) program at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and their human counterparts will star in an upcoming episode of the PBS television show, “Shelter Me: Let’s Go Home,” premiering in April…

The show followed a handful of human/dog teams with UCLA’s animal-assisted therapy PAC program as they volunteered at the hospital. All of the dogs featured were adopted from shelters and now help people by bringing comfort to patients and their families, as well as joy to the doctors and nurses. “Our animal-assisted therapy dogs truly provide a sense of healing and comfort that no medicine can offer,” said Erin Rice, the recently appointed director of UCLA’s PAC program. “The show will help raise awareness about the real impact dogs can have on our hospitalized patients and we hope viewers will be moved by the program.”…

Full story at http://www.newswise.com/articles/ucla-s-hospital-therapy-dogs-showcased-in-new-pbs-documentary

and centurycity.patch.com/articles/pbs-is-going-to-the-dogs?

The program can be seen on KOCE, April 3 at 12:30 p.m. and April 9 at 7 p.m. Below is an excerpt from the program from a longer YouTube promo: 

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