The Warren County Foundation along with three additional donors combined to make a grant to the Warren County Children Services to purchase, train and support a new therapy dog, Winnie. The discretionary grant coupled with gifts from Leasure Family Fund, Kent Savage, and Mike & Amy Schneider made the purchase possible earlier in the year.
Winnie will be used in Warren County Children Services, Child Advocacy Center of Warren County, and Warren County Juvenile Court. She continues here extensive training to work with at-risk children in all three areas.
Winnie continues training in Lebanon and will continue weekly classes until she is old enough to pass her next test to be officially certified. She has visited with several kids at the agency, and she is always the highlight of their visit.
Kelly Carpenter, Ongoing Supervisor, Warren County Children Services, said, “Winnie loves car rides (with her head out the window), playing fetch, being outside, and giving lots of high fives for treats! She has way too many toys, and plays with all of them all day long! She loves running through the halls of the agency, visiting all of her “work friends”, and can often be found at the ice machine, waiting for someone to drop a piece of ice for her!” Carpenter added, “She has such a big personality, and keeps us all laughing on a regular basis!”