We at HAMA received your incredible box of leashes and toys, and we have already put them to use. They are indeed a wonderful therapeutic contribution to HAMA’s animals and people. It has taken some time to get this letter to you, because I was waiting for these pictures, so you could see your leashes and toys "at work"…If you look carefully you will see how much all our therapy dogs and kids enjoyed them.
Needless to say, the animals are delighted by their new toys and leashes, and I was overwhelmed by your thoughtfulness and creativity. You guys really did a spectacular mitzvah on our behalf!
As you can see from this letter, there is no end to the creativity kids come up with when they are planning their Bar/Bat Mitzvah projects.
The Good People Fund works with many young people and one young woman who we recently spoke with loved animals. When we shared the meaningful work of Avshalom Beni and HAMA (Humans and Animals in Mutual Assistance-Israel) she knew immediately that this was a program that she wanted to help.
HAMA provides animal-assisted therapy to people with many different types of problems. The "co-therapists" are actually dogs and even some cats, many of whom have experienced abuse themselves.
Looks like this "therapist" is quite satisfied with the new toys.