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Therapy Animals of San Antonio

Bringing People and Animals Together for Healing


News - 2017

December 17, 2017 - We would like to recognize and congratulate the following members who received awards at our Annual Meeting on November 5. In Recognition of Over 24 Years of Service - Liz Shively (Faith-deceased); Community Service Award - Gilda Cruz-Romo (Callie); Award of Excellence - Jeanne Melendez (Carolyn and Pax); Dedication Award - Graham Bishop (Victoria); Rising Star Award - Christen Boone (Fritzi) and Gerald Dubinski (Bonnie); Above and Beyond Award - Jenny Cordell (Roxxii); Kassia Fontenot (Bellin); Steve Fontenot (Bellin); Kathi France (Duncan and Zac); Bev Oakes (Tessa and Zane); Linda Porter-Wenzlaff; Charlotte Wenger (Luka); Making a Difference Award - Melissa Allen-Jones (Mylie); Phyllis Blair (Curby); Tammy Castro-Leduc (Viking); Eileen Gaughran (Chica); Dan Lindahl (Moose); Lynda Melendez (Pax); Malinda Red Cloud (Bonnie); Hilda Statz (Pierre); Pat Storlie (QT); Alicia Thompson (Isis); and Priscilla Williams. Kathy Meade (Jasper) was also recognized for her service as president for 3 years.

December 2, 2017 - Congratulations to our new and renewing teams from the November 18 evaluations. They are K'Lynn Ball and Beauden, Tom Ball and Beauden, Kathi France and Duncan, Diane Hook and Jonah, Ray Hook and Jonah, Danielle Lewis and Vixen, Stacy Wallace and Godiva, and Michele Williams and Louie.

November 6, 2017 - Congratulations to Bellin, Kassia and Steve Fontenot's therapy dog, who has been selected to be King Anbarkio XI, our official Fiesta® representative.

October 24, 2017 - Congratulations to the following new and renewing teams from the October 21 evaluations.  They are Eileen Gaughran and Chica and Jeanne Melendez and Caroline.

October 8, 2017 - Meet the Teams - Our featured teams for October are Michelle DeAtley and Latte, Jessica Maupin and Buttercup, and Sandra Olsaver and Maddie.

October 3, 2017 - Congratulations to our new and renewing teams from the September 30 evaluations. They are Debbie Parashak and Rory, Brittney Postert and Bailee, Kaitlin Pruskowski and Sammy, Malinda Red Cloud and Bonnie, Wayne Stacey and Beaux, and Carrie Waisley and Cooper Bronson.

October 1, 2017 - Congratulations to the following new and renewing teams from the September 23 evaluations. They are Kathy Meade and Jasper Bev Oakes and Zane Grey, Allie Staves and Freya, and Traci Wilson and Tex.

August 20, 2017 - Congratulations to our new teams from the August 12 evaluations. They are Christin Cogley and Pippin, Pat Smutz and Kira, Suki Smutz and Kira, Judy Sybert and Roxie, and Teresa Urbanczyk and Thor.

June 28, 2017 - Congratulations to the following new and renewing teams from the June 17 evaluations. They are K'Lynn Ball and Darcy Lynn, Tammy Castro-Leduc and Viking, Pat Durcan and Fancy, Jason George and Soluna, Amanda Harris and Sarge, Dan Lindahl and Moose, Walter Macias and Hans, SuEarl McReynolds and Roscoe, Pat Storlie and Q.T., Traci Wilson and Tex.

June 9, 2017 - Our featured teams for June are Gerald Dubinski (Bonnie), Beverly Hebert (Nikki), Shelly Kueter (Kane), Hilda Statz (Pierre), and Alicia Thompson (Isis). Clicking on each animal's name will take you to their team page. Have fun reading some interesting things about our teams!

May 12, 2017 - Congratulations to the winners in the Fiesta® Pooch Parade costume contest.  They are Best in Show - Irene Cedars, Top Dog - Paige and David Newman, Most Creative - Ken Valuk, Most Patriotic - Hilary DeBow, Best Fiesta Flair - Roxane Deluna, and Best Matched Human and Animal - Yukiko Rawson.

May 4, 2017 - Beverly Hebert and Nikki were featured in the April issue of the student newspaper at the school where they are a StoryTails team. They read with 6 students one day a week. The article says that Nikki is "really cute!"

April 18, 2017 - Some of our teams were on the KENS 5 6:00 a.m. news today. Here's the video.

April 12, 2017 - Thank you to The Greller Gallery for their donation of a portion of the proceeds from the sale of art in the OFF THE TRAIL exhibition by artist Paige Holland. We appreciate your support!

April 5, 2017 -  In addition to our hand made pins, this year we are also selling medals. They are now available for $10 at the Fiesta® Store. They will also be sold at Fiesta® Fiesta at Hemisfair on April 20, and at the Pooch Parade on April 29 if any remain. Buy yours now before they're gone!

March 31, 2017 - Our hand made Pooch Parade pins will be available for $10 to members at the April Board meeting and to the public at the Fiesta® Store and at the Therapy Animals of San Antonio booth at the Pooch Parade. We have a limited number of these unique pins.

March 15, 2017 - Congratulations to our new teams from the March 4 and March 11 evaluations. They are Tom Ball and Thomas, Diane Goldsmith and Karlee, Kyan Jones and Lisa, Eileen Loflin and Blue, Chris Manley and Cash, Misty Stricker and Zoe, and Patti Zapata and Blue.

March 13, 2017- Meet the Teams - Our featured teams for March are Barbara Shirley (Miles) and Laure Zayas (Marley). Clicking on each animal's name will take you to their team page. Have fun reading some interesting things about our teams!

February 10, 2017 - Meet the Teams - Our featured teams for February are Mary Brouillette (Sonny), Diane Goldsmith (Krystal), and Jeanne Melendez (Pax). Clicking on each animal's name will take you to their team page. Have fun reading some interesting things about our teams!

February 7, 2017 - Congratulations to the following new and renewing teams from the February 4 evaluations. They are Christen Boone and Fritzi, Jenny Cordell and Roxxii, Gilda Cruz-Romo and Callie, Michelle Darnell and Hershey, and Marilyn Kruse and Samson.

February 2, 2017 - Congratulations to our renewing teams from the January 21 evaluations. They are Norma Brooks and Shanti, Ginny Flanders and Emma, Steve Fontenot and Bellin, Aileen Holeman and Prince, Kassia Kubena Fontenot and Bellin, Bev Oakes and Tessa, and Mary Kay Stewart and Dooley.

January 17, 2017 - QT, Pat Storlie's therapy dog, recently received her American Kennel Club Therapy Dog Distinguished (AKC THDD) title. This required 400 visits. Congratulations to QT and Pat for all of their hard work!

January 11, 2017 - Therapy Animals of San Antonio is honored to have been chosen by The Greller Gallery to receive proceeds from the sale of art in their OFF THE TRAIL exhibition by Paige Holland. The exhibit dates are January 12 - March 31. Ms. Holland's goal is "that the happy colors and positive energy found in this exhibition help to convey a similar feeling of warmth and love that the Therapy Animals of San Antonio provide their clients.” If you would like to attend the Meet the Artist reception on February 18 at 7:30 p.m. you must notify Faryl Greller at farylgreller@gmail.com. Space is limited.

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