"Lifting Hearts, and Touching Souls"
HUMAN ANIMAL LINK OF OKLAHOMA
Our name, Human Animal Link of Oklahoma Foundation, speaks to the fact that animals and human
beings do form a link with one another for the benefit of 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 the 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 only our greatest strengths.
You just can't lose with that kind of relationship!
Zephyr takes a quick moment from patient rehabilitation sessions to pose with
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.
Jerry and Charley share the love of reading with Judy and Rossi bring comfort and a much needed break
children of all ages at the village library. in the day for patients at Baptist Integris.
One of the greatest joys is to practice the often dreaded oral reading task to an
attentive, enthusiastic listener. Harley Davidson makes it a simple joy to read aloud, allowing the
student comfort during these daily skills.
Dillon may have started his work
as a therapy dog at a very young age, but his handler, Sara, continues in her commitment to his ongoing training.
XJ's enthusiasm makes her the perfect ambassador for our troops coming through The Military Welcome Center.
Skyview Elementary is proud to have on staff facility dog, LuLu!
She is pictured here introducing the students to their theme for the year, "Search for the Olympian Inside You!"
Sarah and Daisy Montgomery rush from work to participate in the many evening literacy events H.A.L.O. feels are so important for our youth.