HABRI Announces Annual Request for Proposals
Grants available to investigate child health and development, healthy aging, and mental health and wellness
New Study Shows Promise for Treating Trauma with Animal-Assisted Intervention
Animal-assisted interventions shown to ease anxiety, reduce depression, and mitigate symptoms of post-traumatic stress
New Study to Use Pet Query to Boost Patient Health
HABRI awards $55,000 grant to Markham Stouffville Hospital to explore how pet ownership can help patients.
New Study to Explore Effects of Service Dogs on PTSD and TBI
HABRI Teams up with Purdue University and K9s For Warriors to study effects of service dogs on veterans with PTSD and/or traumatic brain injuries
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The Science Behind the Human-Animal Bond

The Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation is a non-profit research and education organization that is gathering, funding and sharing the scientific research that demonstrates the positive health impacts of animals on people.

We serve as a rallying point and central hub for individuals, organizations and companies that share the common goal of enhancing broad understanding, education and adoption of the human-animal bond as a beneficial factor in human and animal health. Together, we advocate for the public policies that will bring the benefits of animals to more people in our communities.