"Lifting Hearts, and Touching Souls"
HUMAN ANIMAL LINK OF OKLAHOMA
501c3, 170b Charitable Foundation
Human Animal Link of Oklahoma speaks to the fact that animals and humans do form relationships of great worth and benefit to both. A non-judgmental force, our pets, can best calm most emotional and physical challenges we might experience. They are quiet in voice, but speak with strength and comfort by presence alone. They are incapable of making false promises as to our welfare. They are forever listening even though we may not make much sense. They offer moments of simple joy and peace, reaching into minds and hearts to communicate with people who just may have shut out the human factor. How quickly they forget our shortcomings and focus on our greatest strengths.
You just can't lose with that kind of relationship!
Zephyr takes a quick moment from patient rehabilitation
sessions to give of herself to therapists at Jim Thorpe Southwest.
Terri Smith and Shana, authors and facilitators of the D.A.R.E.
(Delay, Assess, Respond, and Evaluate) program, guide these students through
exercises designed to teach establishing safe boundaries, setting
attainable goals, and focusing on tasks through to completion.
Jim Clark and Barney join H.A.L.O. teams to serve staff, volunteers, and most importantly
victims of the recent devastating May tornado.
"A Girl Named Charley" with Handler Jerry began visiting in the hospital setting years ago, yet never tire
of experiencing the gift of interaction with those in need of a furry friend. Hours of compassionate work doesn't bring
monetary benefits, yet we are paid by unexpected and unmeasurable miracles.
This young man and "his" dog, Buster, meet not just to share a good book, but to solve
the problems of the world together. Compassion and empathy are ever present in the soul of
H.A.L.O. companion pets.
The size of the dog certainly doesn't determine the heart of the dog, as Piper so beautifully demonstrates.
XJ and her Handler, Beverly, are thankful to have the opportunity to act as
welcoming ambassadors to our troops coming through The Military Welcome Center.
Skyview Elementary is proud to have on staff facility dog, Lulu. Together with Handler Becky, she works to diffuse the most stressful of situations. Staff and students benefit from the many ways this Basset seems to know just how to make each day a little less stressful with her perfect form of care and motivation!
Stacy, on staff at Mercy main, congratulates Keith and Daisy as they receive their 500 hour pin at the Mercy Hospital Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. Daisy makes rounds on a regular basis, providing everything sweet and necessary to aid patients and families, staff and visitors during their stay.
Educator Briana Titus with Sugar make after school programs challenging and insightful for students at Casady.
Buddy is as big in heart and spirit as he is in size.
This gentle Labrador presents himself in the most generous
manner to all who meet him during rounds at Mercy. One can't
help from placing aside the worries of the day!
that gives- gathers.