We have heard this often enough – not all heroes wear capes. And not all of them have two feet, either. Sometimes, the ones who could save us – emotionally, at least – walk on all fours! And this is what the canines of the First Responder Therapy Dogs aim to deliver – comfort during these most trying times.
Recently, the lovable bunch visited the Caldor Fire base camp to bring forth some comfort to their firefighters. Aside from this, they would be raising funds to go around other wildfire base camps in the future.
Heidi Carman from Marin, California, is the founder of First Responder Therapy Dogs. The nonprofit project was designed to bring trained therapy dogs safely to first responders when they need additional emotional support.
And the Caldor Fire base camp was recently in crucial need of the canines’ furry presence and love. These brave firefighters have battled the California wildfire that has spread across Lake Tahoe. On Facebook, Carman proudly uploaded photos of the canines’ recent visit to the camp. And therapy dog Kerith provided the firefighters with smiles and love that would last for a lifetime.
Marin has set up a GoFundMe page so the organization can visit more wildfire base camps. To date, they have collectively raised $5,080 of their $7,500 goal! Isn’t that neat?!
On the fundraiser page, Carman gave a brief situation of what firefighters are going through. She said that the unprecedented wildfire season has resulted in the deployment of 14,288 personnel who battled against twelve large wildfires that have destroyed 1,625,501 acres of land. According to her, our firefighters rely on the love and comfort that therapy dogs provide them at wildfire base camps. She called out to everyone and encouraged them to donate the men and women fighting the fires, so a therapy dog could visit them when they need it the most.
She added that the money helps cover travel and hotel expenses for the teams who bring the therapy dogs across California.
You can visit the First Responder Therapy Dogs’ website to know more about their work or go to their official GoFundMe page if you want to donate towards their cause.
Source: First Responder Therapy Dogs / Facebook