French Bulldog Therapy Dog, the Comfort Queen, Brings Hope to Uvalde

On May 24, a small town in south Texas was struck by a tragic event where 19 children and two teachers lost their lives due to gun violence. The nightmare in Uvalde became a topic of conversation everywhere.

Shortly after the incident, Therapy Animals of San Antonio’s CARE (Crisis Animal Response) teams, including Hazel, a 5-year-old French Bulldog, and her handler Sara Morgan, rushed to the site to provide comfort to the survivors of the Robb Elementary School mass shooting.

Hazel’s presence brought solace to the grieving families and individuals at the counseling center. Her calm demeanor and comforting nature helped ease the pain and sorrow even for a brief moment.

Hazel, known as @HappyHappyHazel on social media, has been involved in therapy visits for a while, including comforting children dealing with trauma and loss. She has a natural knack for understanding human emotions and providing support in times of need.

Through Hazel’s training and certification as a therapy dog, she and Morgan have been able to make a positive impact on numerous individuals, including those at hospitals, schools, and other facilities.

Clever and Curious

Hazel’s training journey with Morgan involved learning commands, getting accustomed to different environments, and achieving certifications as a therapy team. The process was rewarding and has allowed them to volunteer at various organizations, bringing comfort and support to those in need.

Canine Counselor

With her certification as a therapy dog, Hazel and Morgan have been actively involved in volunteering at places like Ronald McDonald House and the Children’s Bereavement Center, providing support to families and children facing challenging circumstances.

Despite the heartbreaking events in Uvalde, Hazel continues to spread comfort and solace to those in need, showcasing the true impact of therapy animals in times of tragedy.

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French Bulldog Therapy Dog, the Comfort Queen, Brings Hope to Uvalde