AHF Pet Partner teams participate in Ability Awareness Day

Bathgate Elementary School in Mission Viejo hosted its second annual “All Abilities Day” Feb. 8, giving students the opportunity to get an idea of what it’s like to have disabilities.

Students visited stations that simulated various disabilities and met therapy dogs Jake and Macy.

Guest speakers talked to students about the importance of accepting others with disabilities.

Bathgate Elementary School students take turns petting Jake, led down the line by therapy animal handler and volunteer Joe Frey. 

PHOTO: ISAAC ARJONILLA, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Pet therapy volunteer Daleen Comer walks Macy by a line of Bathgate Elementary students. Macy was rescued from Taiwan in October 20 1 0 and brought to the U.S. A year later, she became a therapy dog.

2 Responses to “AHF Pet Partner teams participate in Ability Awareness Day”

  1. The story of Macy being rescued from Taiwan and then becoming a Pet Partner to be helping society as a therapy dog is heartwarming. The Human-Animal Bond is an amazing and powerful entity. Look how the children lined up to touch Macy and give her a friendly pat.

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