From an alpaca to a monkey, TIME highlights the animals that help provide healing and companionship to people with special needs around the world
Aug. 15, 2013
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A girl feeds a sheep during a visit to the ìWay Biî interactive farm in Tecpan, Chimaltenango region, 88 km from Guatemala City, on July 19, 2012. This trip was organised by the Meritorious Committee for the Blind and Deaf of Guatemala and the farm for 58 children, who are either visually impaired or deaf, to participate in an Animal Assisted Therapy session in hopes of helping them develop skills to integrate socially.