(Saint Louis, MO. December 10, 2015) The Animal Protective Association of Missouri or APA Adoption Center is inviting individuals, families and community groups to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday with a stress relieving “Holiday Paws” of puppy play and kitten cuddling.
Medical research and doctors agree pets can be an instant stress reliever. Not only can pets reduce anxiety, companion animals can improve heart health by lowering blood pressure and regulating the heart rate during stressful situations.
The APA is centrally located in the midst of some of the Saint Louis region’s busiest shopping complexes. With easy, free parking it is the perfect place for a fun, peaceful pause to visit with pets and soak up mood and health boosting benefits. The APA Adoption Center is a festive place with a lot of holiday decorations. Even some of the pets are adorned with Santa hats and holiday gear from time to time!
The APA is about people and pets and all through the year offer free organized activities for children and adults. There are many offerings for every member of the family with classes at the adoption center and in the community for all ages. Scheduling a class, event, or even a party at the APA is such a memorable and rewarding experience, it has become a favorite holiday tradition for some families.
“Whether you are taking a break from holiday stress or looking for a fun, free way to entertain the youngsters while they are out of school visiting us for a “Holiday Paws” is a great idea,” says APA Executive Director Steve Kaufman. “While you are here, we invite you to check out our free activities, classes and opportunities for individuals, families, and businesses to volunteer to help homeless animals.”
The newly renovated APA Adoption Center is centrally located where Maplewood meets Brentwood at 1705 S Hanley Rd, Brentwood, MO 63144. The adoption center is open 7 days a week. Monday through Saturday the hours are 10am to 5pm. On Sunday the adoption center is open 10am to 4pm. The APA Adoption Center will be closed on Christmas Day. Free parking is available in the APA lot.