Kupchick welcomes therapy dogs, handlers & CT’s Kid Governor

State Rep. Brenda Kupchick with Connecticut Kid Governor Jessica Brocksom and therapy dog.

State Rep. Brenda Kupchick with Connecticut Kid Governor Jessica Brocksom and therapy dog.

State Rep. Brenda Kupchick welcomed 15 animal therapy dogs and their handlers to the State Capitol today for ‘Animal Therapy Day,’ allowing visitors to meet the dogs and learn about the important role therapy animals play during times of trauma and crisis.

Four statewide organizations were on hand at the event: Tails of Joy, Allan’s Angels, Soul Friends and Cold Noses Warm Hearts.  

This session the General Assembly is considering House Bill 6999, a bill Rep. Brenda Kupchick has co-sponsored, which would allow the use of therapy animals to provide comfort to children who are testifying in certain criminal prosecutions.

State Rep. Brenda Kupchick also spoke with Connecticut Kid Governor Jessica Brocksom regarding her platform called Helping Animals, Those Without A Voice.

According to the Department of Agriculture, since the legislature passed a bill cross-reporting law the state Department of Agriculture has been able to share over 200 cases of suspected animal abuse with the Department of Children and Families. DCF case workers have also shared over 30 cases of suspected animal abuse with the Department of Agriculture. These cases have led to intervention by both departments, as well as municipal animal control officers, to stop any potential child or animal abuse.

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