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Therapy dogs helping students read in the middle school

Students reading on the floor with therapy dogs

A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Marisa Chini in the Lackawanna Middle School Guidance Office for bringing the SPCA "Paws of Love" Program to the building!

The goal of "Paws of Love" is to ease the pressure around reading so students gain confidence in a non-judgemental, compassionate environment. SPCA volunteers with certified pet therapy animals will be at the middle school on Tuesdays from 1:15-2:30 p.m. through December.

Middle school officials are hoping to extend this program depending on the availability of the volunteers.