Therapy Dog Alerts School to Lead in Drinking Water

Star the Service Dog in school

We all know the horrors of lead in drinking water. How many of us would know how to recognize tap water that wasn’t safe to drink? Thankfully one smart therapy dog in San Diego noticed when something was wrong with her water bowl and ended up protecting a lot of students!

According to the San Diego Cooperative Charter School 2 Mountain View Campus (SDCC2) Staff page, Star is a hardworking “Service Dog for the Classroom” who was originally from New York. She was trained by the National Education for Assistance Dog Services before beginning her work at the school. Star’s normal work is helping students learn responsibility, compassion, self-esteem, and empathy.” Star works closely with her handler, Lindsay Curtius. The principal of the school, Anthony Villaseñor, has even praised Star on Twitter as “a great addition to our loving staff” when sharing a photo of Star reveling in pets and love from students. Star’s duties do not normally include watching the school’s water, but thankfully she didn’t seem to mind adding the task to her plate.

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