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Cat abundance is likely to vary based on human-ownership patterns, access to food, and veterinary care, avoidance of predators and breeding opportunities” (Flockhart, 2). “The increasing prevalence of stress, anxiety, and significant mental health concerns among college students—combined with a reduction of college counseling center resources creates a need to develop innovative strategies to help students. Empirical research and practical application of animal-assisted therapy suggests that this is one resources for college counseling centers in meeting the growing demands of services from students” (Kronholz, 2015).
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