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Animal Assisted Therapy Services, Inc.



Animal Assisted Therapy Services, Inc.
42 Washington Manor
West Haven CT 06516
203-804-5343

Tax ID/EIN: 45-2869307
Year Founded: 2010
Last Updated 2017-01-31

Public Charity


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Why are we a Messenger?

The EQUUS Foundation has designated our organization as a Messenger. Click here to learn more about our horse care and use practices.

Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.

Equine Welfare Network Messenger

Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization utilizes another organization or organization(s) with direct responsibility for the care of horses to provide its services.

50% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.

Our organization operates programs involved with horses and other animals.


Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The mission of Animal Assisted Therapy Services, Inc. is to provide persons with physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and emotional disabilities the opportunity to experience the power of the unique human /animal bond as therapeutic intervention thus promoting lifelong health and wellness. Animal Assisted Therapy Services is dedicated to training, research, and education in this emerging field of Recreational Therapy.

Horse-related programs:
Animal Assisted Therapy Services (AaTs)provides mounted and un-mounted equine programs for persons with physical, cognitive, or psychosocial disabilities. <br /><br />AaTs also operates full day summer programs. "Equine Experience" is a non- therapeutic program for our volunteers to increase their horsemanship and riding skills; "Horse Trails to Learning" targets middle school students from urban and suburban school districts; "Horses for Healing" is a therapeutic program for teens at risk.

Non-horse-related programs:
AaTs also provides therapeutic services with Pet Partners registered therapy dogs. Programs include educational literacy support, comfort, communication and leadership skills, sensory stimulation, and emotional support during trauma.


Volunteer Opportunities


Animal Assisted Therapy Services, Inc.
Minimum Age: 14
Therapeutic Riding at Spring Meadow Farm, Milford, CT is one of the many services offered by Animal Assisted Therapy Services, Inc.
We work primarily with children 4-18 years old. Weekly classes are held with small groups of 4-5 riders. Our volunteers are crucial to the success of the program and we are seeking interested individuals. Training is provided. No horse experience necessary.

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