Therapy dogs from San Antonio are in Uvalde offering support for community

Therapy Animals of San Antonio sent Care teams to Uvalde following massacre

Scout with Therapy Dogs of San Antonio (KSAT 12)

UVALDE, Texas – Therapy dogs from San Antonio are in Uvalde offering support to members of the grief-stricken community following the massacre at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday.

The dogs are with Therapy Animals of San Antonio — an all-volunteer non-profit organization.

Dogs like Scout, a 6-year-old female therapy dog, will be at the Uvalde Civic Center offering support on Wednesday.

Scout and her handler Chris already met with KSAT reporter Leigh Waldman who said “Scout definitely helped us today.”

What we know so far about the Uvalde school shooting is that 19 students and 2 teachers died after a gunman opened fire inside the school.

For more mental health information, you can watch this video where a mental health expert shares tips on helping children deal with trauma.

KSAT also has a section on Mental Health that can help provide resources if you or someone you know is struggling.

WATCH: Grief counselors, therapy dogs arrive in Uvalde following elementary school shooting

People in Uvalde had the chance to speak to grief counselors on Wednesday following the mass school shooting that occurred at Robb Elementary School.


About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.