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Puppy love: therapy pooches bring peace of mind
Tucked away in Spain's Pyrenees mountains, patients at psychiatric facility Benito Menni stretch out across floor mats and stroke greyhound puppies Atila and Argi.
Puppy love is part of the treatment for conditions such as schizophrenia.
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March 16, 2017
Atila, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning...
Elizondo, Spain
The Wider Image: Puppy love: therapy pooches bring peace of mind
Atila, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning difficulties, falls asleep as it gets caressed by three patients at Benito Menni health facility in Elizondo, northern Spain. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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March 16, 2017
Atila and Argi, trained therapeutic greyhounds used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning...
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Atila and Argi, trained therapeutic greyhounds used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning difficulties, run through the grounds at Benito Menni health facility in Elizondo, northern Spain. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Andres Garcia, 29, embraces Argi, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental...
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Andres Garcia, 29, embraces Argi, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning difficulties, as he relaxes at Benito Menni health facility in Elizondo, northern Spain. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Andres Garcia (L), 29, and Inaki Gorriz, 24, pet Atila, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat...
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Andres Garcia (L), 29, and Inaki Gorriz, 24, pet Atila, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning difficulties, as their nurses and therapists look on at Benito Menni health facility in Elizondo, northern Spain. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Argi and Atila, trained therapeutic greyhounds used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning...
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Argi and Atila, trained therapeutic greyhounds used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning difficulties, enter their home at Benito Menni health facility in Elizondo, northern Spain. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Argi, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning difficulties,...
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Argi, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning difficulties, wears a coat made by patients as he waits to get something to eat at Benito Menni health facility in Elizondo, northern Spain. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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David Villanueva, 44, reacts as he caresses Atila, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients...
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David Villanueva, 44, reacts as he caresses Atila, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning difficulties, in its bed at Benito Menni health facility in Elizondo, northern Spain. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Miren Martinez, 49, pets Atila, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental health...
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Miren Martinez, 49, pets Atila, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning difficulties, at Benito Menni health facility in Elizondo, northern Spain. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Ramona Echeverria (L), 63, and Ion Albiz, 38, pet Atila, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat...
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Ramona Echeverria (L), 63, and Ion Albiz, 38, pet Atila, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning difficulties, at Benito Menni health facility in Elizondo, northern Spain. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Atila and Argi, trained therapeutic greyhounds used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning...
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Atila and Argi, trained therapeutic greyhounds used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning difficulties, try to get the attention of Ion Albiz, 38, at Benito Menni health facility in Elizondo, northern Spain. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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David Villanueva, 44, poses with Argi, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental...
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David Villanueva, 44, poses with Argi, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning difficulties, at Benito Menni health facility in Elizondo, northern Spain. When asked what the greyhounds mean to him, he answered: "Care". REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Inaki Gorriz (L), 24, kisses social worker Irune Alchu, 31, as Andres Garcia (C), 29, walks hand in hand...
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Inaki Gorriz (L), 24, kisses social worker Irune Alchu, 31, as Andres Garcia (C), 29, walks hand in hand with nurse Andre Carricaburu, 24, while going for a walk with "Argi" and "Atila", trained therapeutic greyhounds used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning difficulties, at Benito Menni health facility in Elizondo, northern Spain. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Andres Garcia, 29, poses with Argi, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental...
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Andres Garcia, 29, poses with Argi, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning difficulties, at Benito Menni health facility in Elizondo, northern Spain. When asked what the greyhounds mean to him, he answered: "Peace". REUTERS/Susana Vera
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