Lucky Stars Sanctuary Inc: Animal Assisted Learning (AAL) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Programs

At Lucky Stars Sanctuary we believe in the transformative power of human-animal interactions to nurture emotional intelligence (EQ) and promote personal growth and wellbeing. Our Animal Assisted Learning (AAL) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) programs are designed to provide unique opportunities for individuals to develop essential socio-emotional skills while fostering meaningful connections with our therapy animals.

Animal Assisted Learning (AAL): Cultivating Emotional Intelligence

Our AAL program focuses on cultivating emotional intelligence (EQ) through engaging activities that promote self-awareness, empathy, and communication skills. Participants have the opportunity to interact with our therapy animals in a safe and supportive environment, where they learn to recognise and regulate their emotions while building meaningful relationships with our furry friends.

Research has shown that participation in AAL activities leads to improvements in emotional regulation, social interaction, and overall psychological well-being. For individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), AAL can enhance communication, social skills, and academic performance.

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT): Enhancing Emotional Wellbeing

AAT promotes emotional intelligence by fostering empathy, self-awareness and social skills that contribute to individuals’ overall wellbeing and employability.

In our AAT program, qualified therapists utilise the bond between humans and animals to facilitate healing and growth. Interactions with therapy animals have been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, providing immediate emotional comfort and support to individuals in need. Our team will integrate with the client’s therapist to extend the therapeutic work undertaken prior to arriving at Lucky Stars.

Through activities such as petting, grooming, and engaging in structured exercises with animals, clients develop trust, empathy, and self-esteem. This can lead to enhanced emotional wellbeing and personal development.

Join Us in Fostering Emotional Intelligence

At Lucky Stars Sanctuary we are committed to providing inclusive and accessible interventions that empower individuals to develop essential socio-emotional skills and thrive in their personal and professional lives.

Whether you’re seeking to enhance your emotional intelligence or support others in their journey towards greater wellbeing, we invite you to join us in fostering meaningful connections with our therapy animals. Together we can cultivate better emotional intelligence for a brighter future.

Contact us today to learn more about our Animal Assisted Learning and Therapy programs and how you can get involved in promoting emotional intelligence through human-animal interactions.

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Privacy Policy

Lucky Stars Sanctuary Inc is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information.

We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.

A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at

What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?

Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect includes names, addresses, email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers.

This Personal Information is obtained in many ways including correspondence, by telephone and facsimile, by email, via our website, from your website, from media and publications, from other publicly available sources, and from third parties. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties.

We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and marketing. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.

When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it.

Sensitive Information

Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.

Sensitive information will be used by us only:

For the primary purpose for which it was obtained

For a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose

With your consent; or where required or authorised by law.

Third Parties

Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the third party.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:

Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and

Where required or authorised by law.

Security of Personal Information

Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.

When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.

Access to your Personal Information

You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.

Lucky Stars Sanctuary will not charge any fee for your access request, but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.

In order to protect your Personal Information we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.

Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information

It is an important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.

Policy Updates

This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.

Privacy Policy Complaints and Enquiries

If you have any queries or complaints about our Privacy Policy please contact us at:

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