LaSalle High School Welcomes Therapy Dogs For Grief Counseling

In the wake of this tragedy, LaSalle High School wanted to do whatever they could for students.

With today being the first day back after the tragic news of Mitchell Snyder’s death, the high school brought in different types of counseling services for students.

One of these included therapy dogs from Hope Animal Assisted Crisis Response.

The company brings in animals all over the country to help in times of grief.

They say it’s a huge help for students and adults alike.

"It brings a lot of comfort and encouragement," Hope Animal Assisted Crisis Response volunteer Julia Meier said. "Physically they actually absorb the stress of the people that are petting them. The people feel better because they’re feeling calmed down."

Counseling services will still be available tomorrow, but the school day will start to resume as normal.