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Illustrating the research-based positive emotional and psychological impact of pet ownership is pet therapy. Involving trained animals contributing to stress reduction in humans, pet therapy takes place in in facilities such as hospitals, correctional institutions, and homeless shelters. Examples of facilities offering pet therapy mentioned are Reuter Children’s Outpatient Hospital and UNC Asheville’s Peers Educating Peers and Advancing Health Program (PEPAH).
The number of homeless in Asheville is a growing problem as of late. The author discusses the ways in which the locals seek to mitigate the problem. A Vet's Place and the Western Carolina Rescue Mission are some examples of shelters available to Asheville's homeless.