Programs Suspended
7 Apr

Programs Suspended

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#StayAtHome orders are being implemented differently by state but in the month of March, 1FUR1 program partners delivered some in-person impact. As of now, all of our programs have been suspended until further notice. But that didn’t stop the good work. From sawing face-masks from leftover dog bandanas to fostering puppies and offering free online story-time, we’re simply inspired to do good.

Naudus is the newest member of the CAP #CourtDogsInAction in Michigan.

Naudus is already helping others in his first months of work as a victim canine advocate. He assisted a special young lady in testifying in District Court room as well as Circuit Court room. Naudus also went up to the podium while a victim’s mother read a very powerful victim impact statement.  He knew that he had to laid his head on her foot while she read so she can get through it.  Another older witness came into District Court to testify for a prelim court hearing and met Naudus – she just loved everything about him.  She told me “it’s a wonderful thing to have dogs in courtrooms.”

March Impact Summary:

  • 1 Therapy Mini Donkey and Mini Horse in San Diego helped 2 children with Autism learn how to focus, manage their emotions and grow their communication skills. (Learn about this AAT Program)
  • 6 Therapy Dogs In Schools in St. Louis delivered 9 visits across 4 facilities and impacted the lives of 100 students with disabilities. (Learn about this AAA Program)
  • 1 Therapy Mini Horse in Florida helped over 39 seniors and veterans with disabilities, remember their life with animals. (Learn more about this AAA Program)
  • 4 Canine Advocates in Michigan provided assistance to 26 crime victims and family members which includes court hearings, forensic interviews, counseling and other victim advocacy services. ( Learn more about this AAT Program)

So far none of our program partners and facilities have reported any COVID-19 cases and we hope to keep it this way. We’re constantly monitoring the situation and hope to resume regular operations by this summer. In the meantime, we’re working on offering online resources and events. Stay tuned for more details…

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