By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Stress and grief counseling still available for residents


December 13, 2023

Mark C. Robinson / Wrangell Sentinel

Terry Yeomans (left) and Margaret Griffo from National Crisis Response Canines visited Wrangell High School the morning of Friday, Dec. 8, to offer the services of their therapeutic dogs Tia the Yellow Labrador and Cupid the Keeshond. The dogs were in town for a few days.

Therapy dogs Cupid and Tia calmly waited with their handlers Margaret Griffo and Terry Yeomans, greeting arrivals before class in the high school courtyard on Friday, Dec. 8, after starting their morning with the coffee crowd at the Stikine Inn and Restaurant.

The dogs had arrived in Wrangell the day before, coming to town from their Anchorage-area homes for a few days to help people coping with the tragedy of the deadly landslide and the stress of the search and uncertainty, the loss and the community recovery.

After greeting people at the school door, the therapy dog team spent time durin...

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