(Updated with corrected information on which Animal-Assisted Crisis Response teams are at Virginia Tech. Thank you, Amy, from HOPE AACR.)
The Red Cross sent therapy dogs to Virginia Tech to help students and staff and CNN reported on how therapy dogs can make a difference. (direct link to a Windows Media video)
Members of the HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response sent eight volunteer teams from Erie, PA, Quantico, VA, Williamsburg, VA, and Atlanta GA, to help. They’ll be there at least through April 29th. HOPE AACR provides animal-assisted emotional support to survivors and responders affected by disaster or crisis. You can find out what goes into becoming a member.
Virginia Tech students from the Animal Welfare Foster Program are participating too with some of their newly rescued foster dogs. The Animal Welfare Foster Program is made up of volunteer veterinary students in Blacksburg, VA. These are the cats and dogs they currently have up for adoption.
See previous post on therapy dogs at Virginia Tech.