What is PAWSitive InterAction?
PAWSitive InterAction Inc., a non-profit alliance of premier
local organizations, is bound together by a common commitment
to promote and celebrate the positive impact of the human-animal
bond. The group's mission is to collectively connect the
community with resources, expertise and education designed
to further understanding of the positive benefits of the relationships
between humans and animals.
PAWSitive InterAction was initiated by Merial, the world's
leading animal health company, as a way to contribute to the
metro Atlanta community after relocating its headquarters
here in April, 2001.
The principal activities of PAWSitive InterAction are an annual
educational summit on the human-animal bond and a white paper
summarizing the scientific research presented at the summit.
are good for physical, mental well-being,",
Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service, September 11, 2003.
Paper Documents Health Benefits of Pets",
Veterinary Practice News, February 2003.
Boost Human Health", United
Press International, December 27, 2002
Up For Animal Summit",
Animal Planet, 2002.
Journal Constitution, August 6, 2002.
"Summit Explores PAWSitive Impact of Animals on the Health and Development of Children" April 13, 2004.
PAWSitive Look at Pets and The Aging, Science Supports the
December 5, 2003.
Summit Invites People of All Ages to Thing PAWSitive!,",
April 17, 2003.
'PAWSitive', A PAWSitive look at Pets and the Aging summit
announcement", December 6, 2002
PREMIER ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS JOIN FORCES",
April 16, 2002