As the former head of the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, our guest in this episode has frequently been asked a very reasonable question: “Why are you helping animals when you could be helping people?”. Her answer is surprising: It’s not an either/or. The animals we rescue can often help rescue us in return—contributing in meaningful and powerful ways to our health and well-being. So, this hour, we’ll talk about the connection we humans have with the animals we love. And we’ll hear about research as well as stories that show how these animals can make a real and lasting difference in our lives. Host David B. Feldman interviews Carol Novello, author the book Mutual Rescue: How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You Too.