AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The 24 Hours in the Canyon Cancer Survivorship Center in Amarillo announced the addition of a new therapy dog to help local cancer survivors.
The newest addition to the center aims to accentuate the center’s mission of providing resources to meet and address the unique needs of cancer survivors in the Panhandle.
“This is just one more piece that we are excited to be able to utilize in an effort help cancer survivors return to their pre-cancer wellness state,” said Ryan Parnell, director of the survivorship center. “There are numerous studies that show benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy during cancer treatment, and we feel as though the same quality of life benefits can be achieved post treatment.”
The cancer center partnered with Guide 421 for their therapy dog, Sam.
Sam is a one-and-a-half-year-old Border Collie. He is a rescue dog and recently completed training at the center.
Sam will attend classes and activities at the center as well as the center’s special events.
If you want to meet Sam, call the 24 Hours in the Canyon Cancer Survivorship Center at (806) 331-2400 to find out when he’ll be there.