Ole Miss grad’s animal therapy helps 9/11 survivors

Ole Miss graduate Rachel McPherson didn’t watch the aftermath of 9/11 unfold in newspaper pages or on television screens. She was at ground zero, helping survivors and family members through animal therapy.

“The day 9/11 happened, I knew the dogs had to go there,” the Brooklyn resident said Friday afternoon during a phone interview. “I knew with my entire being that they would make such a difference.”

McPherson is the founder of The Good Dog Foundation, a nonprofit organization that uses professionally trained and supervised volunteer therapy dog teams to aid the healing process in humans.

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