What a cutie!: Pelham City Schools gets new dog
PELHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Cricket the pup is now the newest member of the Pelham City Schools family.
She started school Monday, May 16, 2022, and she met with students and teachers.
School leaders said they were able to bring Cricket to Pelham through a grant from the Alabama Department of Education in partnership with Service Dogs Alabama.
Cricket is a 3-year-old facility dog who will visit Pelham schools to work with students in a variety of ways. She’s specifically trained to work with multiple people and perform certain tasks to engage students, decrease anxieties, improve attention skills, and more.
Cricket’s handlers are Anna Nicholson, Pelham City Schools’ mental health coordinator and Lauren Bligh, one of Pelham’s special education teachers. They’ve participated in intensive training with Cricket, and they will guide her visits in the schools.
Cricket will visit with students regularly when school returns in August.
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