Animal Therapy: Hospitals in This Region Now Allow Pets to Visit Their Owners

They have also introduced recreation rooms, where young and elderly patients can spend time with animals.

Furry hospital visitors

In the region of Turin, Italy, patients of the Santa Croce di Moncalieri hospital will now have the opportunity to receive a very special furry guest.

Due to an initiative of representatives from the Five Star Movement political party, animals such as dogs, cats, birds, and rabbits will now be able to legally visit elderly patients or those being treated in pediatric areas (with the exception, of course, on floors with extremely strict hygiene standards, such as anesthesia, infectious diseases, surgery, etc.).