Therapy Dogs Available At Moore High School 1 Year After Deadly Crash


Wednesday, February 3rd 2021, 6:54 am
By: Caleb Califano


MOORE, Okla. -

Moore High School administrators say mental health experts and therapy dogs will be available to students and staff on the one year anniversary of the deadly crash that killed three cross-country students.

The group, A New Leash on Life says that for the next three days they are bringing three therapy dogs and their handlers for any students who need them.

This group partnered with others at Moore High School last year to support students and staff after the deadly crash.

One handler says these dogs are naturally calming animals here to simply bring smiles and comfort to those who need it, no matter how bad the situation.

“Dogs are just normally a very comfortable unassuming and relaxing type of animal. I mean puppies, who doesn’t like to pet puppies,” said  David Rudkin, from A New Leash on Life.

Therapy dogs like the ones that will be at Moore High School Wednesday are specifically trained for situations like these. They have to go through a course and get certified before interacting with the public.