November 25, 2020
Holiday House Pet Resort and Training Center donated $1,020 to the nonprofit therapy dog organization Angel On A Leash. The funds were raised during the pet facility’s annual Halloween fundraiser taking portraits of dogs in costumes.
Proceeds were earmarked for AOAL’s day-to-day expenses to support the work by volunteers with their therapy dogs — called champion teams — that provide visits to area schools, senior care facilities and hospitals.
“AOAL is eager to get back to visiting and we are hopeful that some outdoor activities can resume in the spring,” said Bob Wharton, co-president of the Richboro-based organization. “Some of these activities could involve outdoor parades or putting on a show. In the past, members have gathered and shown tricks their dogs can do and performed other things like rally or agility. Champion teams are doing virtual visits, sending recordings and mailing notes with pictures of their dogs that are shared by the staff. In the meantime, we are developing other ways for our members to stay engaged such as offering refresher training classes and pet CPR certification.”