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Falco's Friends


Falco’s Friends

Pilot Program is Launching 

Who We Are

Falco’s Friends seeks to develop, introduce and implement programs to meet emotional support needs of individuals with mental health conditions such as PTSD, Depression and Anxiety by pairing foster or shelter animals with suitable human companions. This program is intended to assist in relieving some of the overwhelming demand for placement and homes in current foster and shelter programs while also benefitting individuals in the community by providing therapeutic emotional support and unconditional love.


What we Do

  • provide specialized training, education, and ongoing support for ALL participants (human and animal companions)
  • provide and facilitate multiple positive outcomes for participants 
  • promote collaboration among communities and shelter staff, rescue groups, specialized trainers
  • reduce prolonged stays in rescue or shelter for some animals
  • identify new populations of potential adopters, volunteers and advocates
  • facilitate collaboration among animal advocates and mental health service providers
  • promote concepts of health and wellness (humans and animals)
  • create alternative options for placement of foster and shelter animals
  • create alternative treatment and coping resources for people needing emotional support and companionship
  • facilitate and promote opportunities for service groups and communities to engage, connect and build relationships
  • establish new relationships in the mental health community at large
  • facilitate education and outreach among mental health providers, animal advocates and communities
  • develop and mainstream ideas related to animal welfare and mental health
  • Provide new forums for dialogue relating to stereotypes and stigma that may affect rescue animals as well as individuals with mental health conditions

Learn more about this program

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