Study: Pets Make Owners More Caring People
A study found pets can make owners into more caring people.
According to the Daily Mail, which cited research by the Boston-area Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, attachment to an animal was associated with a connection to other people.
That resulted in empathy and confidence.
The researcher also noted that the quality of the relationship between owner and pet made a difference.
The more active a young person was in a pet’s life, the more that person contributed in ways such as service activities, helping friends or showing leadership.