News Pets Can Help Create A Sense Of Belonging



Pets can ‘help create a sense of belonging’
2nd June 2015

By Karen Pickwick

Pets of all types strengthen the communities in which they live, according to a study published in PLOS ONE, by bringing people together to connect over something they have in common.

The survey in Australia and the US found that people with pets reported they received emotional support from others they met through their animals.

The authors concluded that pets improved the fabric of society by creating a sense of belonging.