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DARS added two new members of its rehabilitative services team on Thursday, June 22 when miniature horses Gunner and Sammy were deputized by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.
Dr. Leigh Atherton of DARS shared that the pair are part of a new collaboration between both departments and Rocking Horse Ranch, a resort on Blue Banks Road in Greenville.
This new project, known as Building Bridges, will offer therapy to individuals exposed to a variety of traumatic events. DARS will contribute clinical evaluations through the supervision of students and faculty to support the equine activities.
Contributed photo: Dr. Leigh Atherton (left) pictured with doctoral candidate, Ms. Cheryl Meola (right), at the Pitt County Courthouse following the swearing-in ceremony for Gunner and Sammy.
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