“I had a home visit with a family today. When I walked into the house, everyone was crying. Their dog, Alice, lay on the couch whimpering, unable to walk or even move two of her legs. The family thought she was dying.”
She further explained that the children live with their grandmother who has very little money but who took them in after their father physically, emotionally and sexually abused them. The family could not afford to pay for the dog and the social worker worried that the children would suffer if the dog had to be put down.
“Alice is a member of their family. She helps them feel safe and is therapeutic.”
Who pays for this? We do.
Alice is now being treated by the vet and is expected to recover.
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One Can Help is a Massachusetts non-profit serving Middlesex County that helps the neediest court-involved children and families stay safe and have greater opportunities for success.
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