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Delta Society Charity Profile
Delta Society Mission :Improving human health through service and therapy animals.
Delta Society Goals:
Expand awareness of the positive effect animals can have on human health and development.
Remove barriers that prevent involvement of animals in everyday life.
Expand the therapeutic and service role of animals in human health, service, and education.
Delta Society operates with up to twenty members on the volunteer Board of Directors. Board members are selected for their expertise in business management, fund raising, planning, and marketing.
Active Task Forces provide direction for all aspects of the Society's programs and services. Task force members are selected for their experience and skills in animal-assisted activities/therapy, service dogs, and other program areas. They suggest program directions, help write training materials, and monitor the quality of Delta's publications and services. Delta Society programs are accomplished by empowering volunteer and professional experts, who create new materials and programs to advance the field, and conduct services at the local level.
Delta Society is a member of the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO), and serves at its headquarters.
Delta Society Volunteer Information
Delta Society's Pet Partners Program trains volunteers and screens volunteers and their pets for visiting animal programs in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, schools and other facilities.
Pet Partners Program was established in 1990 to ensure that "both ends of the leash," people as well as animals, were well-prepared to participate in animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy programs. Pet Partners is the only national registry that requires volunteer training and screening of animal/handler teams.
Over 10,000 Pet Partners teams now operate in all 50 states and 14 other countries, helping more than 1,000,000 people each year.
As a Pet Partner, you will receive:
• Delta Society membership and Interactions magazine, which includes a section for Pet Partners.
• $1 million primary liability insurance.
• Identification badge for handler and collar tag for animal.
• Referral to facilities searching for Pet Partners teams.
• Exclusive offers on Pet Partners accessories.
• Opportunity to network with other Pet Partners teams.
• Access to licensed Evaluators and Instructors as local resources.
• Support from the Delta Society office.
• As a registered Pet Partner, you'll also have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping people in need in your own community.
Delta Society Donation Information
Making a major donation to the Endowment Fund and/or including Delta Society in your Will is a significant way for you to play a special part in perpetuating the promotion of the Human-Animal Bond.
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