(PRWEB) June 07, 2013
The website OurFamilyFunNight.com says that the recent story of Tucker the Golden Retriever is crucial to their goal of helping American families stay positive in rough times. "We want to highlight people doing positive things," said site editor Marcy Scott, "Tucker might be a dog, but when I came across his story I knew it was perfect for OurFamilyFunNight."
Editors of OurFamiliyFunNight say that inspirational stories like Tucker's help them further their mission of encouraging readers to get involved in their local communities. Scott said, "We believe it is vital for people to step up and work hard to make their communities better, especially in the troubled times we live in now, OurFamilyFunNight is always delighted when we discover good news like Tucker, and we want to share that news with our readers."
According to the family website, OurFamilyFunNight.com, every Wednesday Tucker visits the Crisis Nursery pre-school to interact with children who have been neglected, abused or who are underprivileged. What makes him special is that he is a Golden Retriever that is a registered pet therapy dog.
His job is to help children learn emotional and social skills by interacting with them. According to all reports, he is an expert at it and he loves his job. The article from the Family Fun Night website praised Tucker and Leslie for their fantastic work with underprivileged children. They stated that it is unfortunate that there are not more programs of this type available all over the country to help children regain emotional ties and basic social skills.
The OurFamilyFunNight article picked up on Scott Craven's recent story from The Arizona Republic that reported when Tucker enters the Crisis Nursery pre-school, as he has done for the past three years, excited children run to over to pet him and give him hugs. He wags his tail and calmly takes all of the attention in stride. The Crisis Nursery staff report that even children who are withdrawn around adults open up and show love and caring towards the therapy dogs that visit them.
The Golden and his owner, Leslie Hosford, belong to a program named Gabriel's Angels. That program offers pet therapy sessions to at-risk, underprivileged children in Phoenix. It is designed to teach children core values such as confidence and respect. It is the only program of that type in the state of Arizona. Recently, an article written by Scott Craven was published in The Arizona Republic. That article reported that Gabriel's Angels is one of the social services programs that have been supported by the 12 News and The Arizona Republic's Season for Sharing Campaign.
Marcy Conard, of OurFamilyFunNight.com, praised the work of Gabriel's Angels. She said, "The work they do has a tremendous impact. I hope that by featuring Tucker on the site, I Gabriel's Angels will receive more recognition and hopefully be able to expand their reach and change more lives."
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