HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On December 7th, 2016, Taylor Recovery Center and Taylor
Recovery Sober Living are hosting a food and supply drive for “Forgotten
Dogs of the Fifth Ward Project”. At this fundraising event we are taking
in donations for dog food, toys and other various pet supplies for dogs.
This nonprofit organization, Forgotten Dogs of the Fifth Ward Project,
helps abused and homeless animals left behind in Houston’s own inter
city. Taylor Recovery is a sober living community helping drug addicts
recover from alcohol and drug addiction. The miracles that we have seen
having addicts helping dogs has been amazing and we invite the public to
attend this event in order to help us bring both recovering addicts and
recovering dogs back to health.
In addition to the immediate physical and emotional benefits, such as
exercise, companionship, and unconditional loyalty, this program also
provides clients warmth, familiarity and a benign and comforting
reminder of their life before rehab. By giving themselves the task of
caring for something, clients can reacquaint themselves with the
concepts of selflessness and nurturing. Integrating pets and addiction
recovery goes far beyond giving clients their own separate living space
to maintain and makes them responsible for a life other than their own.
“Dogs help clients rebuild their self-esteem and self-worth while the
addicts recover just as much as the addicts can help in a dog’s
recovery.” Says Ryan Davis, Program Director for Taylor Recovery Sober
Living. “It really reconnects the feelings of joy and happiness that get
short circuited by addiction.” Says Constantine Petrou, a counselor at
Taylor Recovery Center.
“We are a circle of care and compassion dedicated to saving the lives of
the homeless dogs of the 5th Ward in Houston, Texas.” Said a Forgotten
Numerous addiction studies suggest that spending time with a pet can be
more beneficial than even opening up to a family member or loved one.
This makes sense given how guarded clients with addiction tend to be.
They find in their animal, a completely non-judgmental sounding board
for their fears, complaints, reservations and troubles. Overall the
combination of pets and addiction recovery has been dramatically
underutilized, despite its numerous benefits and proven results. Animals
have no hidden agenda related to your recovery and no manipulative
inclinations; just the biological instinct to bond with their owners and
offer support and connection that humans can find literally nowhere else.
Event: December 7th 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Food Drive 7th – 14th of December
Address: 5711 Lavender St, Houston TX 77026
Kristi Taylor, 713-557-8573