The history of the ABRI association
In my own life story, I experienced and survived abuse and loss early on. Fortunately, four-legged friends always accompanied me on my way. They were the bright spots. Through my children, I learned that love really exists. A gift for me. So I want to give something back: a little ray of hope, time and space for it.
Monika Rutschmann-Bodmer, President and Founder of the ABRI Association
Our mission and projects are only possible thanks to our animal team members.
President & Founder of the ABRI Association
Certified animal care taker, certified cynopedagogue, recognized trainer for the official dog trainings required by the Canton of Zurich, certified psychological consultant, biosomadynamic respiratory and body therapist, spiritual healing
Mother of two children, founder and owner of Hundetherapie und -schule Bodmer, trainer of family, sports and therapy dog handlers, president of the Hundesportverein ABRI, owner and managing director of Praxis Tangata, dipl. psychological counseling, biosomadynamic breathing and body therapy, spiritual healing
Studied law at the University of St. Gallen, lawyer, owner of Max & Hönig Rechtsberatung GmbH, certified animal care taker FBA, currently in training as a farmer with a federal diploma. Certificate BP
Legal & Admin for Hundetherapie und -schule Bodmer, Association ABRI & ABRI farm, sports dog handler, currently training with young Malinois and mixed breed dog Max, family dog handler, therapy dog handler.
What makes the ABRI association special? The simple...
We create encounters in which children can immerse themselves in different worlds with the animals and experience moments of silence, being and observation.
With our therapy dogs, horses, Fred the turtle and guinea pigs, we offer animal support for every child, every occasion and every situation.
Enjoying time with the therapy dogs, watching them play or training with them yourself, simply enjoying the silence in the guinea pig room without words or being in the middle of a herd with the horses, watching them, grooming and feeling them - small moments that can have a big impact.
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Partners & network
We regularly work with various partner organizations and are grateful for our network of various supporters, patrons and sponsors.
Would you also like to make a contribution and support us in continuing to realize our various projects? Then we look forward to hearing from you.
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