Vance County Animal Shelter has expanded its enrichment program in a unique way. Animal care worker Chad Olds brought his talents to help calm the shelter dogs and bring them some peace, writes Valuable Stories
The shelter can be stressful place, with animals locked in their kennels, so anything that helps is great. And that seems to have a hit on its hands with live music therapy.
Chad has been at the shelter for about five months. And his role requires a hands-on approach with animals, interacting with them and keeping their spaces clean. And when someone suggested he play for the dogs, he was a little skeptical at first.
But he decided to give it a try and brought his guitar to work. When he started singing and playing “Like Red On A Rose” by Alan Jackson, the dogs noticed and almost all of them stopped barking.
“I’m happy to be the voice of these animals and bring them so much positive awareness,” Chad told ABC News. “My administrator allows things like this to be wonderful, we think outside the box and are creative to help these animals. So you couldn’t ask a better administrator to allow things like this to happen.”
“I’m happy to be the voice of these animals and, it brings them positive awareness,” Chad told ABC News. “My administrator has allowed things like this to be wonderful, we’re thinking outside the box and being creative to help these animals. So you couldn’t ask a better administrator to allow things like this to happen.”