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FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
National Awareness Day for Pet Therapy
State House, Providence, RI
 Since 2004, the second Tuesday in January has been designated as "Pet Assisted Therapy Day" to honor the
professional pet assisted therapy programs that have enhanced the lives of thousands of Rhode Islanders.
Windwalker for Professional Pet Assisted Therapy was honored at the State House this year.
Our credentialed teams were Martha Cruciani w/Libby, Michelle Marold w/ Layla, and Jo-Ann Sutcliffe w/ Finnigan.

Rep. Pat Serpa stopped by to
greet Finnigan with a treat.


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015
Elmhurst/Windwalker Tree Lighting Ceremony
The first Elmhurst/Windwalker Honor Tree lighting was held on December 1st. The tree was decorated with ornaments
made by residents honoring and memorializing family pets and family therapy pets. Proceeds from ornament sales
benefited the Windwalker Hoover Fund and the Providence Animal Rescue League! Thank You!!

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Lydia Feole, Jo-Ann Sutcliffe, friend,
Cyrus, Henry Siravo and Michelle Losardo
pose after decorating the tree.

President Jo-Ann Sutcliffe presents
Michelle Losardo's painting of Maj-En
to residents of Elmhurst. Heather Siravo
& Rick Gamache accept.

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Friar Smith

Dahlia Lewis

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Windwalker's Pet Ornaments... a success!
Your generous donation for each ornament benefited the Providence Animal
Rescue League (PARL) pet food pantry and the Windwalker's Hoover Fund.
On December 31, 2015, our proceeds ($200.00) were donated and received by Carmine DiCenso, Executor Director of PARL, along with pet foods and supplies needed for cats and dogs. Windwalker's Hoover Fund received $160.00 from remaining proceeds.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015
Providence Animal Rescue League Walk
Roger Williams Park
It was a chilly day, but our dedicated facilitators supported the cause. Great turnout!

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Jen Munroe w/Nala, Bobbi Wallick w/Levi,
and Cynthia Vanaudenhove w/Guin


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2015
Prime Time Senior Expo
Warwick Mall

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Karen Lewis, along with Dahlia and Ruby, happily talks about pet therapy to passersby

Rose Warrener with Coco
(Suzanne McDougall, guardian)


THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
Imagine Me Week!
Mother of Hope Camp

Guinnie with member Michelle Losardo, Camp Director

Guin swimming with campers

Guin with campers' artwork


WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015
Therapy Dog Day!
Pascoag LIbrary
Pascoag, RI

Guinevere teaches kids
about being a therapy dog


SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015
Bereavement Day Camp
Camp Angel Wings
Assonet, MA
Camp Angel Wings is a Bereavement Day Camp for children ages 6 to 15 who are grieving the death of a loved one.
This camp offers children a safe method and place where they can grieve with others who share similar experiences ands needs;
and our pets will help them to unlock their feelings, as results from the death of a loved one.

Jeanne Bazelak's Fitzgerald
with campers

Judy Carlson & Oliver
with campers

    Special thanks to...
    Sandy Rogers with Jessica
    Jeanne Bazelak with Fritz
    Judith Carlson with Oliver
    Kelly Tammarro with Davinci & Bridget
    Murphy with Cooper
    Jacqie Lyman with Sahara
    Joanne Gregory with Skye
    Jennifer Munroe with Nala

Jacqie Lyman with Sahara and
Joanne Gregory with Banks and campers


JULY 10, 2015
Creatures Creatures Week!
Guinevere visits Mother of Hope Camp

Cynthia Vanaudenhove and Guinnie
with campers

Guin and campers

Guin and campers

Guin likes to play, too

Guin shows off!


TUESDAYS — JULY 7 TO JULY 28, 2015
"Love in the Lobby"
State of Rhode Island Department of Health
Providence, RI
For the past seven years, Windwalker has held this event in the lobby of the Health Department, where we greet employees
and the public with our credentialed therapy pets, and talk about the benefits therapy pets offer in society today.

Linda Jablecki with Hoover

Anna Snow with Mandy

Mark Haskell with Addison

 Maureen MacNamara
with Mandy and friend

Pickle gives kisses

Jeanne Bazelak
with Fitz and friend

 

 

 

Fitz and friend

 


JULY 2015
Cumberland Library

Mandy greets all at
the Cumberland Library

Mandy with her "Mom" Anna Snow
and Alyisha Foley


MAY 2015
Taunton, MA

Linda Jablecki and Hoover visit the Junior Woman's Club.


MAY 25, 2015
Memorial Day
Windwalker remembers all those who, with courage and valor, gave their lives in the service of our nation.
Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, STOP and offer one  minute of remembrance on Monday at Noon!

Abigail & Scout


MAY 23, 2015
Windwalker Meeting
Our Windwalker Members May meeting was honored with a visit from a very special lady!

Her name is Ariel.

Ariel with member Lydia Feole

Ariel with member Jacqie Lyman


MAY 20, 2015
2015 School Nurse Conference
The  Crown Plaza
Warwick, RI

Dahlia & Ruby...Finnigan & Dublin were the main attraction, as Maureen & Karen assisted.


MAY 2, 2015
The  Cause for Paws Family Carnival
North Smithfield High School
North Smithfield, RI

Linda Flint with Guinevere & Sandy Rogers with Jessica


APRIL 14, 2015
Hero Week!
Saylesville Elementary School
Lincoln, RI

Mandy (guardians Bob & Anna Snow) with Guinevere (guardian Cynthia Vanaudenhove)


APRIL 8, 2015
CCRI's 10th Annual Wellness Fair
CCRI Knight Campus
Warwick, RI

Finnegan
and Jo-Ann Sutcliffe

Friar
and Sheila Smith

Maureen McNamara (Windwalker Board Member)
& Linda Jones (Windwalker President Emeritus)


MARCH 21, 2015
2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade
Providence, RI

Sahara with Jacqie Lyman; Jo-Ann Sutcliffe with Dublin & Finnegan

Jo-Ann Sutcliffe with Finnegan & Dublin;
Jacqie Lyman with Sahara

Terry Lyman; Jo-Ann Sutcliffe with
Dublin & Finnegan; Sahara & Jacqie Lyman;
Lin Norman-Lyman


DECEMBER 7, 2013
Windwalker Humane Coalition celebrates 10th annual gathering.

Making the world a better place for people and animals through DJ Professional Pet Assisted Therapy was celebrated on Dec 7th, 2013, at the Warwick Police Dept community room.

Members were greeted by Hunter, a yellow Labrador retriever. The guardians were Carol Khalsa and Taylor Heywood. Master of Ceremonies was Heather Siravo.

The keynote address was given by radio personality and former Mayor of Providence, Buddy Cianci. Cianci related the first time he met Windwalker's founder, Pearl Salotto, and DJ (Dog of Joy) in 1997 when speaking to a group of pet assisted therapy facilitators at Feinstein High School in Providence. He said that he noticed DJ laying calmly, listening attentively during his speech and remarked that this was the DJ Movement.  Buddy said that he was honored that the phrase caught on and is still used today.  He also told of his first day in office when he was greeted by animal control officers asking him what he wanted to do about the monkeys that escaped from the zoo. As Mayor, he worked to improve the zoo, the animal shelters, and brought back the mounted police division. He mentioned his great love and concern for all animals.

Buddy with Taylor

Taylor, Heather, Carol and Hunter

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