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Brighton, MI: District to have therapy dogs in all schools; first in the nation

Sept 30, 2018, WHMI—FM, Howell, MI: All Schools in Brighton to Soon Have Own Therapy Dog The therapy dog program in the Brighton Area Schools has been an unqualified success. At its meeting Monday night the Brighton Area Schools’ Board of Education accepted the latest gift for the program: $4,250 from the Sunrise Rotary Club. At a meeting earlier this month the board accepted donations from Corrigan Oil and Cavanaugh Lawn Service for the program. And on the board agenda for the next meeting, on Oct. 10th, is approval of a donation of $1,500 from Dave and Jean Chesney for the therapy dog program. … Another possible first: Storey says that as far as is known, Brighton will soon be the only school district in the nation to have a therapy dog in all of its schools. And it has cost the school district nothing, since all the dogs are being paid for via donations from local businesses and families. …

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