Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy Provides Community Response in Highland Park


Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy is renowned for their work with trained, registered therapy dogs to help people, especially children and those with special needs, to improve their health, activities of daily living and quality of life. There’s a special trained group of dogs and handlers within Rainbow called the Community Response Team who are trained to respond to high stress situations such as a shooting or other public emergencies. Individuals from this special unit have been deployed to Highland Park High School following the July 4 mass shooting. On Steve Dale’s Other World on WGN Radio, Rainbow President Carol Schuster offers examples in a fascinating conversation of what these dogs have been doing. Listen HERE 

In another conversation on WGN Radio, listen HERE as I talk with John Landecker about Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy and what the Community Response Team has been doing at Highland Park School.