Central Catholic High School’s New Therapy Dog

. January 31, 2020.
Central Catholic High School’s New Therapy Dog

Central Catholic High School (CCHS) is working with a 1-year-old English bulldog named Georgia as she trains to become an emotional therapy dog. Georgia, a stray from Atlanta, was relocated to the Lenawee Humane Society in Adrian, Michigan. An infection, contracted during her time as a stray, partially eroded the bones in her back legs, and she now occasionally needs a wagon, or a “doggie wheelchair,” for mobility. Kristin McKinley, CCHS’s psychology and sociology teacher who discovered Georgia, has a background in animal and child psychology from OSU. Georgia and McKinley have completed emotional support dog training classes, and Georgia now resides in McKinley’s classroom, where students work with her daily, and goes home with McKinley each night.

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