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Sedgwick County Sherriff’s Office implements professional therapy dog program – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-10-07 21:12:39 –

Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) — The Sedgwick County Security Office announced Thursday a new tool to help citizens of the Sedgwick County community affected by trauma, mental health and crime.

New tool? Dog Cherokee! According to the Sheriff’s Office in Sedgwick County, she is a little over a year old, an Australian with a mixture of brown and red fur, with one brown eye and one blue eye.

Cherokee (courtesy of Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office)

Sheriff’s Office of Sedgwick County Wichita Animal Action LeagueHas a professional therapy dog ​​program.

The Sheriff’s Office in Sedgwick states that the Cherokee will support victims’ defenders Brittany Richardson and help local citizens. Cherokee helps regulate a person’s emotional state through a calm presence, regulated breathing and tactile sensation. The presence of cherokee helps people feel safe while dealing with and overcoming trauma.

Cherokee will also be available to assist all employees of the Sediwick County Sheriff’s Office in coping with exposure to traumatic events and to support efforts aimed at improving resilience, health and wellness. Will be.

In his spare time, Cherokee loves to enjoy walks, play tennis balls and eat snacks.

The Sheriff’s Office of Sedgwick County states that this effort would not have been possible without WAAL’s support.

This program is purely funded by the Sedgwick County community. The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office is seeking community support to cover the initial and ongoing costs of the new program. Donations will be used to cover the costs of equipment, consumables and services needed to develop new programs.

The Sheriff’s Office of Sedgwick County said: Heartland Animal Hospital Belair donated hundreds of dollars to veterinary services to help adjust Cherokee and its six-month Hills Science diet food. Family Dog Training and Behavior Center We have offered a great price to provide the training that Cherokee needs.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office asks them to help them support their own heroes and the citizens of Sedgwick County through the love of Cherokee during the most difficult times of their lives.

Donations are collected by Sedgwick County FOP Lodge 74. If you would like to donate to the Therapy Dog Program, please contact Brittany Richardson. 316-660-5305, Jereminoel 316-660-5326Or you can donate to Sedgwick County FOP, $ Sedgwick FOPKS074 via cashapp.

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