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THIS IS KELTY THE PUG. WHILE YOU MIGHT THINK
HES JUST AN AVAERAGE LITTLE FELLA HE HAS A SPECIAL JOB THAT’S SUITED JUST FOR HIM.
I THINK JUST DOGS IN GENERL BRING SOMETHING OUT IN PEOPLE. IN OUR SETTING IT’S INTERSETING
TO SEE THE SMILE THE SMIRK THAT COMES ACROSS PEOPLES FACES WHEN THEY SEE HIM.
FOR THE PAST 6 MONTHS KELTY HAS BEEN SERVING AS A THERAPY DOG AT THE AT AVIANO AIR BASE
MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC WHICH USES KELTY TO HELP AVIANO COMMUNITY MEMEBERS.
I DO THINK THAT KELTY HAS SOME SUAVE TO HIM, HE DEFINITELY HAS SOME GOOD CHARISMA-I THINK
JUST HIS PRESENCE IS A BENEFIT TO US. HE MIGHT BE LIVING THE “PUG LIFE” NOW, BUT
THINGS WERENT ALWAYS SO GREAT FOR THIS THERAPY DOG.
“THE ONE THING I THINK WHAT’S COOL ABOUT KELTY’S STORY IS THAT WE RESCUED HIM FROM KOREA, HE
WAS IN A HIGH KILL-SHELTER” KELTY IS USED IN BOTH GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL
THERAPY. HE HELPS EASE PATIENTS AND SERVES AS A COMFORTING DISTRACTION DURING SESSIONS.
“ANOTHER BENEFIT OF KELTY IS IN MY INTERACTIONS WITH PATIENTS IN PARTICULAR IS I HAD A DOG
OR I WASN’T ABLE TO BRING HIM OVER OR WE USED TO HAVE A DOG AND SO THERE’S THIS KIND OF
IMMEDIATE REPOIRE THAT IS BUILT AND HE SOMETIMES HELPS BRIDGE THAT GAP IN HELPING US TO REACH
PEOPLE.” WITH KELTY’S CHARMING AND PLAYFUL DEMENOR
HE HELPS BREAK THE STIGMA OF VISITING THE MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC.
“THE BIGGEST THING AND, IT’S VERY SIMPLISTIC ON THE MOST ELEMENTARY LEVEL, IS HE SIMPLY
TURNS PEOPLES DAYS AROUND” THOUGH HE MAY JUST BE AN ADORABLE PUG AT FIRST
GLANCE, KELTY HELPS MEMBERS AND CONTINUES TO DO SO ON THE MOST HUMANE AND PERSONABLE
LEVEL POSSIBLE FOR TEAM AVIANO MEMBERS.

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