The following are the specific requirements to earn the Cadette "Animal Helpers" Badge. These requirements will have to be fulfilled at the CVM Open House.
The lives of humans and other animals have been linked for thousands of years – and the connection keeps getting stronger!
Find out views of animals have changed over the centuries. People used to think animals had no feelings, and they didn’t always let cats and dogs sleep on their beds!
If you’re ever in danger, animal may truly be your best friend. Fire departments still use canine units to find fire victims. Police work with dogs to detect drugs, bombs, and unexpected mines. And in disasters such as earthquakes, tornados, floods, or explosions, animals often help find survivors
Talk to a trainer.
Studies show that being around an animal can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and make people feel happier. Find out more about the mood-boosting effect of animals.
Talk to a veterinarian.
Most people know about Seeing eye dogs, which are trained to help people who are visually impaired live independent lives. Many other animals, including monkeys, parrots, and miniature horses, help people with physical disabilities
Scientists continue to work with animals, hoping to find new ways to use their special skills.
Talk to an animal expert.