Ulster County SPCA Therapy Dogs Help Substance Abusers

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Albany/HV: Ulster County SPCA Therapy Dogs Help Substance Abusers In the wake of the recent heroin epidemic sweeping the nation young adults in Ulster County are turning to pet therapy for help. Alexandra Weishaupt has more from one young lady whose reaping the benefits of the pilot program. ULSTER COUNTY, N.Y. — It’s an eight week program that guides kids to not want to use. For 23-year-old Sloane LaPointe and her 8-month-old sidekick “Moo,” sobriety is now a way of life. “He keeps me active, we go hiking he needs me, so it’s amazing to have someone there with me,” … . . . More