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With the coronavirus and the other stressful happenings around the world, senior travelers can use some friendly help. So, if you’re lucky while waiting for your flight, you may find a furry friend to help you pass the stressful minutes or more.

Some 70 U.S. airports now offer programs featuring certified therapy animals and their owners who regularly help de-stress travelers. The performers are usually dogs, but there are others. For example, Denver International Airport’s CATS program (Canine Airport Therapy Squad) includes 100 dogs and a cat named Xeli. Also, LiLou the pig is an official member of San Francisco’s International Airport’s Wag Brigade. And miniature therapy horses from Seven Oaks Farm are occasional visitors at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

 
 
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