Empathy is about understanding. When we understand people, we are more inclined to adapt our words and deeds to fill their needs.
But what about empathy for animals? Empathy for the environment? If we understand them, how will our interactions with them change?
People Animals Love (PAL) is a D.C. based non-profit that brings people and animals together with the belief that the unique bond can help fill some of society’s greatest needs. PAL was founded by Earl Strimple DMV who witnessed the effects of the human-animal bond with his clients. An early program matched cats with felons in Lorton County prison.
By Megan Noack