NEWS & EVENTS
NBC 10 Video:
Tails To Teach Brings "Grace" to Newtown, CT
Tony Gugiliotta, 2013
After the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Grace packed her bags and headed to Newtown, CT.
Grace's ability to bring comfort to those in the throes of dispair is remarkable, like many therapy dogs. This is her "after school job." During the school day, she worls with the TTT team to create a culture of kindness, compassion and empathy so that we might see fewer heart-breaking headlines like those that followed this tragedy.
Animal Print Magazine
Kateena Jones, Fall 2013
Our good friend, Kateena, wrote a beautiful article that was feaatured in the Fall 2013 issue of The Animal Print magazine. A little taste:
"Humane Education...Sounds cute, right? Having a nice lady with two adorable dogs visit and talk about pet stuff like grooming and nutrition? Think again. As touchy feely as such topics sound - they are an irrelevant waste of time to the students Laura sees. These kids are happy to get one square meal a day, so talking about high-quality dog food is a skosh insensitive. For them, making it to high school is more of an immediate concern than buying cat toys. One of Laura's fourth graders shared how he doesn't like walking by the steps where he watched a man bleed to death on his way to school last year. These kids don't need lessons on trimming pets' nails. What they do need are the new school ideals of Tails To Teach."
Click the button to the right to read the full article - scroll to page 11!