Congratulations to Deb and her therapy teams for helping start a Pet Therapy visitation program on the psychiatric -in-patient unit at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, CT,
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Cold Noses, Warm Hearts, Inc. is a non-profit, all volunteer
organization, dedicated to sharing well trained registered therapy
animals and Reading Education Assistance Dogs, (R.E.A.D.) in meaningful
programs that provide comfort and caring through the human-animal bond.
services are offered in a wide variety of settings including but not
limited to hospitals, extended care facilities, universities, children's centers and
other facilities where therapy animals are needed along with R.E.A.D.
programs in schools and libraries We strive to make a positive
difference in all the lives we touch.
Interested in seeing a therapy or R.E.A.D team in action, check our Current Events page to see where our members/teams will be.
Upcoming ITA Team Course Workshop! For more information or to sign up for the class click here!
Visit to Osborn Correctional Institution a big success!
April 30, 2012 members and teams traveled to Osborn CI in Somers, Ct to visit with inmates on the medical ward and on hospice care.
Some of the comments heard were:
"Thank you", "It is so great to see the dogs!", I wait all year for the visit from the dogs", I have never felt a dog so soft", "He is so BIG!", "I can't tell what it means to me, that you and your dog would come here to visit with us"
Members of this therapy group have been visiting in CT prisons as part of a program started by Deb Richards and her therapy dog, Elijah for almost 10 years as part of the first group of therapy dogs to visit hospice and ill inmates at MacDougal CI, Osborn CI and York Correctional Institute, Niantic, CT.
R.E.A.D. Program News
Please check our current events page often as new events are frequently added.
Next event is May 31st at the New Britain Public Library