Why return the dogs?

I am wondering how a judge could return the two dogs to people who are abusive to their dogs. The newspaper said they were therapy dogs. What kind of therapy dogs are they? Have they had any training to do therapy? Do they have certification that they are registerd therapy dogs? I would like to have answers to those questions.

Having done nursing home pet therapy for about 20 years, I know we had to provide certain documents to homes we visited. Do they have vaccination for rabies as required by law, with the paperwork?

I know people can go on line and order a therapy dog vest, put it on the dog and say they have a therapy dog. Things like these situations are harmful to the ones who are doing pet therapy.

Would the judge return abused children to abusive parents for therapy purposes? I have serious doubts that would happen.

Marlene Turner



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