Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Why we need a Therapy Dog

Shelby is 12 years old and suffers from mental disabilities. Shelby had the intelligence of a 8 to 10 year old, but the emotional maturity of a 4 to 5 year with their impulsive and curious tendencies. Every day is filled with pain and confusion. Please help us get a therapy dog for Shelby. A Therapy dog will be able to help Shelby in many ways. The dog will be trained to nudge or distract Shelby away from negative activates such as hording food out of the fridge or cupboards, playing with knife’s or scissors. If unable to nudge or distract her, the dog can warn the adult in the home, school, etc. of the danger. The dog will also be able to sense when Shelby is mentally or emotionally overwhelmed or losing control and again distract her and comfort her and warn those around her. Also the dog will be trained to track and locate Shelby if she wanders off or sneaks away form those watching her. Shelby has been suffering from these disabilities for over seven year. They control and affect her every hour of every day. A therapy dog will enable Shelby to be a kid again to gain independence and focus, and to ease her fears from her emotional and mental disorders. Please help us take the Dis- out of DisAbility with an Ability dog for Shelby.

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