Ritamarie Theiler & Capetta
Hi! I’m Ritamarie Theiler and have long known about the benefit animals bring to our lives. As a teen, I had surgery to correct scoliosis followed by nine months in a body cast. During this time I had many dogs, cats and horses who loved me and helped guide me through the recovery. Without my animals around me, I’m sure this would have been a very depressing and difficult time in my life. Because of my connection to animals I sailed through recovery and healed well and quickly. Now I’m a special education teacher for children with autism and want to again rely on the benefit of animals in my life. I’ve brought a new and exciting tool to my classroom - Capetta, a classroom service dog. I’ve seen dogs do amazing things for children with autism and expect to see these things in my classroom as Capetta works with my students. However, I need your help to raise the funds to support the organization who provided this amazing dog to my students.