CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will meet with volunteers interested in animal-assisted therapy.

A meeting in Chattanooga on June 18 will provide information on promoting bonding between animals and people under the Human Animal Bond in Tennessee - or HABIT - program.

HABIT sponsors animal-assisted therapy programs for all ages in places like nursing homes, assisted living centers, schools, hospitals and rehabilitation centers. The program is expanding into the Chattanooga area.

The meeting will be at the McKamey Animal Center from 6:08p.m. EDT. There is no cost. Attendance at an informational meeting is required for HABIT volunteers.

The program's website is

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