Pet therapy in the Keweenaw

To the editor:

I would like to thank the city of Houghton and Mr. Kevin Maki at the Dee Stadium for allowing the first local pet therapy testing in the Keweenaw.

Four teams were tested on Dec. 10 at the Dee with help from local volunteers David Milford, MTU students Tessa Sprague and Abby and Kim Pici from Aspirus Keweenaw.

SuperiorLand Pet Partners, a Community Partner to the national pet therapy program Pet Partners will be training and testing additional Keweenaw therapy teams in 2018.

MTU is also an invaluable sponsor by providing space for handler classes.

The support of Mr. Maki, the city of Houghton, MTU and local volunteers will allow exceptional pet therapy animal teams to spread animal assisted therapy and the joy that goes with it to people in need in the Keweenaw.

Thank you so much to all involved!

Patty Cornish