Canine Testing Scheduled for Pet Therapy Programs
On Sunday, July 26th, Therapy Dogs International testing for canines and handlers wishing to become pet therapy volunteers will be held at the Alliance Community Hospital in conference room 1-A.
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The hours for the testing will be 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Testing will provided by TDI evaluators. The fee for participation is $15, payable that day.
Handlers must provide the animal's shot records and clean up bags for the animal. Dogs being tested must be no less than one year of age and need to be on a leash at all times.
Reservations for this testing or questions regarding the event can be made by contacting Ruth DeFranco at 330-680-4320.
All handlers and animals must enter the conference room from the outside entrance in the patient discharge cul de sac. No animals may enter the facility through the main hospital entrance. Vehicles should be parked in the hospital parking area.
Questions regarding all volunteer opportunities at <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />AllianceCommunityHospital, including the pet therapy program, â€œPaws and Reflectâ€, can be addressed to the Volunteer Department, 330-596-7821 or 330-596-7822.