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To: West Michigan Therapy Dog teams, clients and class members

From: WMTD Board of Directors

Date: March 11, 2020

Subject: All activities on hold


West Michigan Therapy Dogs Inc. is suspending all activities effective immediately. Michigan’s Governor Whitmer declared a state of emergency on March 10, 2020, related to the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19. In order to protect WMTD clients and volunteers, all previously approved visits, classes, and meetings are cancelled until further notice. New requests for visits will not be addressed during this time.

he State of Michigan’s Community Mitigation Strategy specifically includes the following recommendation: Reduce in-person gatherings and activities, especially for organizations with individuals at risk of severe illness.


Additional recommendations and information about the virus can be found at

Questions from the facilities that receive visits from WMTD should be directed to your WMTD contact. Questions from the public can be submitted through our website,

West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc. is a non-profit therapy dog organization of volunteers providing the western region of Michigan with Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) since 2001.

Handler and dog teams partner with community health, education, and rehabilitative services to promote emotional, physical, and psychological support through the human-animal healing connection.