Imagine that you attend an event for work, and end up sitting next to someone you click with immediately. Has that ever happened to you? It happened to Barbara LaCorte, principal at Santa Barbara’s Hope Elementary School. The Breakfast With The Authors’ event took place about four years ago, and Barbara happened to sit next to Karen Lee Stevens, Executive Director of All For Animals. Karen was there to talk about her children’s book, Animals Have Feelings, Too!, but after she stared talking to Barbara, Karen presented a new topic: Have therapy dogs come to schools and let kids read to them.
“I said to Karen ‘let’s make this happen,’” recalled Barbara. “I told her I’d volunteer my school for a pilot program.” Continue reading