The Rotary Club of Tewkesbury recently enjoyed a talk from the local Ventris-Field family about the help provided to them by charity Dogs for Good.
Mum Tracy was accompanied by husband David and their 8 years old son Connor, along with their Assistance Dog Tammy. Connor has cerebral palsy, severely limiting his mobility and also is mildly autistic. Tracy spoke movingly of the behavioural challenges of Connor which were dramatically eased when Dogs for Good were able to provide them with highly trained Tammy, a Golden Retriever. Connor’s tantrums and bouts of biting had disappeared since Tammy’s arrival. Tracy said “Tammy has been such a calming influence on Connor. The Connor you see today is not the Connor we used to have. Tammy has definitely changed our lives.” Connor added “I love you, Tammy”.
President Anne Bartholomew of The Rotary Club was delighted to present Tracy with a cheque for £500 to help the work of Dogs for Good, saying “We were all so inspired by the family’s story and wanted to do our bit to help the Charity”
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