Family Animal Therapy
Having contact with a friendly pet comes with some powerful mental health benefits.
Many of us remain unaware of the physical and mental health benefits that can also accompany the pleasure of snuggling up or giving an accepting scratch to a furry friend.
It’s only recently that studies have begun to scientifically explore the benefits of the human-animal bond.
Specifically, pets and therapy animals can help alleviate stress, anxiety, depression, and feelings of loneliness and social isolation.
Children have to deal with many changes and adjustments as a result of being separated from their parents/parent; changes in family lifestyle, rules and discipline.
Having a safe and friendly environment to spend time with an absent family member is vital to minimising any anxiety the child is experiencing during such visits.
Our Lilly Pilly extended Animal Family assist greatly with making children have a happy experience and also can be a way to reunite a child’s relationship with their separated family member.
Lilly Pilly’s animal family requires significant costs to continue providing its enjoyable services; Food, Vet visits, cleaning, enclosure upkeep etc.
We would also like to expand our Animal Family with different animal types to enrich the experience of our visiting children.
We enjoy keeping a fridge with carrots and healthy treats for the children to feed the animals.
Many of our parents bring with them carrots for the horses and goats and also bread for the chickens and ducks. Carrots are always a favorite and we go through many bags each weekend.
If you could spare $10-$20 towards a bag of feed, bale of hay or a bag of carrots, the animal family of Lilly Pilly will love you forever.
You can make a donation by direct EFT into the following bank account or via PayPal.
Donate through EFT:
Account Name: Lilly Pilly (Qld) Inc
BSB: 114 879
Account No: 423366979
Reference : Donation
Donate through Paypal
We cannot thank you enough for your support.