Consistent with its goal of being a student-ready college with supportive learning environments, the staff at Tarrant County College Trinity River is bringing back pet therapy dogs to help ease students’ anxiety levels as final exams approach. TCC launched its TheraPaws program in 2014 to help improve student success outcomes for all students.
Students pet, cuddle or hug therapy dogs of various breeds and sizes from Pet Partners Heart of Gold, an organization that provides therapy relief across the globe. Dog handlers include members of the community such as retired professionals, housewives and teachers.
According to the organization’s website (http://petpartners.org), “National Therapy Animal Day was created by Pet Partners to recognize all of the exceptional therapy animals who partner with their human companions to bring comfort and healing to those in need. Therapy animals and their handlers can be found helping people of all ages in a variety of settings including hospitals, pediatric care units, schools and assisted living facilities.”
Monday, April 30
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tarrant County College Trinity River
Tahita Fulkerson Library (TREF 2105)
300 Trinity Campus Circle
Fort Worth, TX 76102