What is Therapy Pets?
The Therapy Pets campaign is based on a simple truth.
More than 40 million people in the United States have a mental health condition. People with these conditions face stigma, even today. However, pets are here to help. There is no better source of unconditional love and understanding than our pets. They are our family, our best friends, our stress relievers.
Big Boi aka ‘Captain Owl’
Big Boi, real name Antwan Patton, has made a career by knowing the power of words. The musician says he wanted to get involved with the Therapy Pets campaign because, as the father of a recently-enrolled college student, he wants to raise awareness about the mental health challenges young people face. Plus, the ATLien spends half his time jet-setting across the globe, and the other half at home in Atlanta with his pair of pet owls — Hootie and Houdini — details that helped inform the direction of the narrative.