Volunteering at a local animal shelter therapeutic for clients
With a focus on being an integral part of their community, staff and patients at the Best Drug Rehabilitation treatment facility in Manistee, Mich. are always looking for ways to give back to to those who are less fortunate.
While they’re typically volunteering to help underprivileged families, they haven’t forgotten about their four-legged friends either.
Every week, Best Drug Rehabilitation takes 5-10 patients to the Homeward Bound Animal Shelter to help clean the animal’s living areas, bathe the animals, feed them, and spend quality time with them, including taking them for walks.
Out of all of their community service events, this one in particular has really touched the hearts of many BDR patients, and several have already taken information from the shelter to adopt a pet once they’ve completed the recovery program.
“I love animals, and being able to spend a small part of my day making their lives better, makes mine better,” said one patient who regularly attends. “Every animal deserves a loving home and I’m just glad to be a part of helping them get there.”