Snuggles for sale!
The Humane Society of Broward County has announced a new program that will bring puppies and kittens to your office or workplace with one goal in mind -- to snuggle your stress away.
For a donation of $150, adoptable puppies and kittens will be delivered to business across Broward County to cuddle with employees.
Aside from the undeniable "awwe" factor, the donations will benefit all the animals at the shelter by helping to provide vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries and more, plus promote animal adoption.
The human benefits are hard to deny as well. As reported by NBC News, researchers say that human interaction with animals helps humans cope with depression and certain stress-related disorders.
Studies also show that just a few minutes of stroking a pet prompts the immediate release of a number of "feel good" hormones in humans, including serotonin, prolactin and oxytocin.
In addition, the study says petting our pooches results in decreased levels of the primary stress hormone cortisol, the adrenal chemical responsible for regulating appetite and cravings for carbohydrates.
For more information on snuggle delivery, visit the Humane Society of Broward County on the web.