$1,500 donation to support therapy dog in Monroe County

The new dog will need about a year of training.

TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT) – More support is coming for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Members of the Tomah Health Community Foundation gave $1,500 to ‘Brighter Tomorrows’.

The donation will support a therapy dog trained to support survivors as well as residents suffering from anxiety and stress.

“Children can also recall events more easily when they have a dog with them. So there is a lot of data and research that proves that victims really do benefit from therapy dogs,” said Brighter Tomorrows program coordinator Jan Burder.

The new dog will need about a year of training.