The Amonettes hope that Stitches can help people. Tracy Amonette became interested in animal-assisted therapy when her young son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder a few years ago. She said she hopes that Stitches can be useful at Creative Therapy Care.
"If doing this will help other people, that's what we're aiming for," she said. "He's a better backyard pet than a dog. He's gentle and he won't bite. What more do you need from a companion animal?"