The team conducts weekly visits, usually rotating through the different facilities. They also volunteer at several special events. Monkey especially loves stress relief events during Finals week at the University of Utah.
Therapy Animals of Utah is proud to participate in the Pet Partners Read With Me™ program. Several of our volunteer teams volunteer at libraries in the Wasatch and Park City areas. One such team is a shih tzu named Chuckee and his handler Conchita, who have been members of Therapy Animals of Utah since 2004. They have been volunteering at West Jordan Library for the past couple of years. Previously they volunteered at a care center.
Chuckee arrives at the West Jordan library every other Saturday afternoon seated in a stroller that is pushed by Conchita. The librarians are very supportive of the program and place books inside the entrance that youngsters can choose from to read to Chuckee. Not surprisingly, most of the books feature stories about animals!
Mark your calendar – March 30, 2017, is Love Utah Give Utah day! This is an entire day of online giving to help support great non-profit organizations in Utah, such as Therapy Animals of Utah.