The students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School went through a terrifying and traumatic experience in what is known now as the Parkland shooting. A gunman opened fire and killed seventeen people in total, including students and staff members. The tragedy was followed closely by the nation as most people sympathized with the students who lived the traumatic ordeal. Naturally, many of the students would have to find ways to cope with their grief.
There have been therapy dogs on campus helping the students recover, and fourteen therapy dogs were given their very own page in the high school’s yearbook this year. One of the school advisors had the idea to feature the dogs with their very own photos. They are even posing in front of the classic blue background that graduates usually pose in front of. Watch the full video to see some close ups of their precious photos, including one dressed up pooch in a bowtie!
Therapy dogs have incredibly meaningful and important jobs. They can help people in hospitals and hospice, people with illnesses (both mental and physical), and they can help people recover from and deal with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as they did with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students!
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