Check out how Tripawd therapy dogs Burney and Will make life better for kids and hospital patients in Maryland, as shared by Tripawd Therapy Dog Jake’s Mom Lori:
“Three Legged Dogs Teach Kids the Essentials”
“Susan Burney’s two dogs have only six legs between them — but a lot of love to give.
Fawn and Will are TOUCH (Therapy of Unique Canine Helpers) Therapy Dogs. They deliver love and attention to patients in the hospital and school kids in classrooms. Will a shepherd-lab mix who is missing his front right leg.
Burney, who taught in the Lindbergh School District for 29 years before retiring in 1999, is a volunteer for Support Dogs Inc., a nonprofit group based in Maryland Heights that trains and provides assistance dogs and therapy dogs. She also teaches children’s literature at Fontbonne University and wrote a book about her first dog, Fawn. Fawn stood out because she was missing her right hind leg, the result of a car accident. Children were clamoring all around her, begging their parents to adopt her. Burney thought she’d have a home by the end of the day.
“It was the adults who couldn’t see past her disability,” Burney remembered. “They said, ‘You don’t want that dog. That dog has something wrong with it.’ And it just broke my heart.’”
So Fawn went home that day with Burney. . . ”
Read more in this Patch.com article by Lori Rose.
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