HABRI, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the role of pets and other companion animals in human health and well-being, has awarded over $700,000 to fund research into the effects of the human-animal bond on subjects ranging from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to classroom performance and autism spectrum disorder. The Pet Food Institute’s contribution will go to help fund additional research projects.
“Spreading awareness of the health benefits of pet ownership improves pet health and welfare. PFI and its member companies are great partners to share this message.”
— Steve Feldman, Executive Director, HABRI
In addition to funding human-animal bond research grants, HABRI also maintains the largest digital library of human-animal interaction scholarship, HABRI Central.
The Pet Food Institute joins over 25 other companies and organizations who have committed to supporting HABRI in its mission to advance our understanding of the human-animal bond and to share that knowledge with the public.
For more information about HABRI and its mission, visit HABRI.org.