St. John Therapy Dogs are giving local police and victim services another referral agency to assist citizens who have experienced a traumatic event.
These trained dogs have calmed people when they’ve been presented with a possible life changing event, such as a death in their immediate family.
“Having the St. John Therapy Dog program as a referral agency is a good partnership. Anytime we can offer a service that will assist our citizens, the RCMP is always interested. We are very pleased to announce them as one of our community partners,” said Ridge Meadows RCMP Insp. David Fleugel.
The local St. John Therapy dogs have been used on a regular basis at Ridge Meadows hospital emergency ward, seniors homes and care facilities, the Caring Place, and a new program being introduced in the Pitt Meadows Library called Reading Tails.
To read more about Reading Tails visit www.mrtimes.com/news/Therapy+dogs+help+children+read/7963565/story.html.
For more information on the St. John Therapy Dog program visit www.sja.ca/bc or you can email the local coordinators at SJA2010@shaw.ca.