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How You Can Make a Difference

UCLA PAC Volunteer visits with patientsThe UCLA People-Animal Connection (PAC) program has grown from a single-pet therapy team in 1994 to more than 60 volunteer human and canine teams, which makes UCLA one of the most comprehensive Animal-Assisted Therapy programs in the nation.

PAC teams make more than 900 patient visits per month, seeing more than 10,000 critically ill children and adult patients as well as countless visiting families and friends. PAC dogs instinctively bond with patients of all ages, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and their visits help enhance physical healing and emotional well-being.

"My daughter woke up from her coma just after you and Apollo left the room. This is a miracle!" -Mother of 10-year-old coma patient.

How Your Gift Helps

Your generous donation helps to support our mission of providing comfort with a dog visit to every patient that is requests one.  Your donations help to provide much needed supplies & resources for the program, including:

  • Training and Education
  • Special lab requirements for dogs
  • Special hospital supplies to ensure safety
  • Volunteer Uniforms
  • Dog Scarves
  • Film and cameras so patients have a keepsake of their special visit
  • Trading Cards
  • Expanding the program to support growing need

Donate online to support UCLA's People Animal Connection



Give now and become part of a worldwide family of UCLA donors, helping to heal humankind, one patient at a time.

Please make checks payable to “UCLA Foundation,” noting support of UCLA People-Animal Connection (614530), to:

Mailing Address:
UCLA People-Animal Connection
c/o UCLA Health Sciences Development
10945 Le Conte Avenue, Suite 3132
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1784

If you have questions about giving to UCLA People-Animal Connection or would like to talk to someone about more ways to give, contact UCLA Health Sciences Development at (310) 206-0500.

For information on becoming a volunteer, contact UCLA People-Animal Connection at (310) 267-8184 or email UCLAPAC@mednet.ucla.edu.

UCLA People-Animal Connection (PAC) was the beneficiary of Healthy Spot's July "Round Up Program"
Commitment to community has always been a part of the Healthy Spot model. When the first store opened, the "Round Up Program" was created to benefit local animal charities. Clients are asked to "round up" their change to the nearest dollar with the difference being donated to the non-profit of the month. Since Healthy Spot first opened its door four years ago, more than $50,000 has been raised for charitable organizations!  http://www.healthyspotonline.com/