The wonderful thing about a democracy is that every citizen has the power to communicate with their elected leaders. But it’s not always easy to know where to start or what to say. If you’re interested in learning the basics of how to share your knowledge and passion for the human-animal bond with your elected officials, we have two recorded webinars that cover the basics.

Advocacy Materials

  • Advocacy Manual  Keep key advocacy information at your fingertips with this manual. Includes tips for effective legislator communication and reminders of what you can and can’t do.
  • Talking Points  A clear, concise message is critical during face-to-face meetings. This brief set of talking points will keep you on track when educating lawmakers about what a therapy animal is, and what it isn’t.
  • Leave Behind  This handy reference sheet recaps important therapy animal concepts as well as includes a space for your contact information.
  • Letter to the Editor  Use this template with local press to educate your community about the impact of therapy animals.