Published March 17. 2023 07:56AM
By LOU WHEELAND
Special to the Press
Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21, Schnecksville, recently welcomed a four-legged canine to the halls of learning.
LLASie, a 6-month-old chocolate Labrador retriever was introduced to the public on Feb. 9.
LLASie’s role will be as a facility dog to provide emotional support to students who may be suffering from stress.
LLASie was bred to have an excellent temper by Chilbrook Labradors, W.Va.
She will be helping students who receive emotional support services at the Lehigh Learning and Achievement School, Lowhill Township.
LLASie will live with Dr. Monica Short, LLAS school psychologist and LLASie’s handler.
The cost of LLASie’s program is funded by the Carbon Lehigh Special Needs Foundation.
Press photos by lou wheeland LLASie, a 6-month-old chocolate Labrador retriever, displays the calm demeanor she was bred to have as a facility dog for the Lehigh Learning and Achievement School, Lowhill Township. PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND
George Husack, president of the CLIU Special Needs Children's Foundation, tries a little game of ball with LLASie during her introduction Feb. 9 at Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21, Schnecksville.
Dr. Monica Short, Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 psychologist and LLASie's handler, demonstrates the proper way LLASie is to go through a door - that is behind her.