Local Therapy Dog Declared Good Boy

Ben Wolverton
November 30, 2018 – 3:45pm

CHESTERFIELD, NJ – The Chesterfield Township Committee has awarded a proclamation to a local therapy dog who is a hardworking member of our community.

According to the proclamation, Caius Jameson Donahue is a certified therapy dog and has participated in the very popular ‘Reading to a Dog’ program at the Crosswicks Library, and at local Elementary Schools. Caius also provides therapy to nursing homes, de-stressing events at colleges, and shut-ins.

The proclamation reads “On behalf of the residents of Chesterfield Township, the Township Committee congratulates and commends Caius for his service to not only the residents of Chesterfield but to anyone that needs his service.”

“PROCLAMATION
A PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING CAIUS JAMESON DONAHUE

FOR HIS WORK AS A THERAPY DOG

WHEREAS, Caius Jameson Donahue is certified through Alliance of
Therapy Dogs to work as Therapy Dog; and
WHEREAS, this accomplishment reflects enormous dedication through
volunteer hours and hard work; and
WHEREAS, the pilot program of reading to the dog at Chesterfield
Elementary School was a success because of the involvement of Caius
and his handler and their dedication to the community; and
WHEREAS, Caius and his handler have participated in reading to the
dog programs at other elementary schools in the area as well as the
Crosswicks Library, Burlington County Library and Plumstead Library; and
WHEREAS, Caius also provides therapy to those in nursing homes;
destressing events at colleges; those who have lost loved ones; shut-ins
and other therapy needs as they may arise;
WHEREAS, pet therapy work continues to make strides in communities
and Caius continues training to be ready for whenever his service is need.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED on behalf of the residents of
Chesterfield Township, the Township Committee congratulates and
commends Caius for his service to not only the residents of Chesterfield
Township but to anyone that needs his service; and
BE IT FURHTER PROCLAIMED that Caius Jameson Donahue and all
therapy dogs and their handlers be commended for all the hard work and
dedication that go into providing this valuable community services.”

Mayor Rita Romeu& Chesterfield Township Committee

Ben Wolverton can be reached at bwolverton@wbncnews.com