Animal Law Section makes $2,500 donation to TMH Foundation
The Animal Law Section recently presented the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Foundation with a $2,500 check to towards the foundation’s Rikki SuperPups program, which provides sick and injured children with a stuffed animal in the likeness of Rikki, Florida’s first courtroom therapy dog. Now when recovering from surgery, children can hug the plush Rikki. Clinical staff also use the stuffed animal to teach children about the care they’re going to receive. If a child needs a shot, stitches or even a cast, doctors and nurses can perform treatments on the plush Rikki to lessen the child’s anxieties. From the left are Section Chair Michelle Ballard, Anne Munson from the TMH Foundation, and Ralph DeMeo, chair emeritus of the section.