Compassionate Paws, Inc.
We have a Board of 13 members and we have about 50 Pet Partners that go into hospitals, nursing homes, hospice and healthcare facilities and visit with their animals. We also have an educational focus and go into the schools with a literacy program called R.E.A.D. (reading education assistance dogs). It is designed for children with problems reading out loud. They've found that children who read to the dog/cat, etc. improve their literacy skills because the animal is non-judgmental, etc. and the child is less self-conscious, and their reading skills improve. Our mission is ...''providing comfort, presence, joy and learning within the context of the human-animal companion bond.'' We go to about 11 different healthcare facilities and schools in Floyd and Polk Co. and Rockmart, Cave Spring & Summerville Libraries. We cover a 9 county region.