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Canine Cupids Deliver Valentines to Patients at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

The dogs delivered Valentines to children and adults in the Pediatric and Geriatric units at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, so they could celebrate Valentine’s Day despite being hospitalized. The dogs and their handlers are part of UCLA Health’s People-Animal Connection, a pet therapy program designed to lift the spirits of hospitalized patients.

UCLA Health hosts this annual event in collaboration with its Chase Child Life and People-Animal Connection programs, along with support from Dollies Making a Difference, an organization based in Pacific Palisades that provides ongoing support to pediatric patients at UCLA’s hospitals in Santa Monica and Westwood.

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