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Space Coast Therapy Dogs

ABOUT US


GENERAL FACTS ABOUT SCTD

LOCATION:Brevard County, Florida, the home of NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center; 78-mile county from north to south that is east of Orlando, and halfway between Jacksonville and Miami
INCORPORATED:1992
STATUS:501 (c)(3), tax-exempt organization registered in Florida
BOARD:Elected from active membership; consists of 5 officers and 5 or more at-large directors
MEMBERSHIP:73 members
REGISTERED DOGS:88
# OF DOG BREEDS:28 pure breds, several mixed breeds and rescues
NEWSLETTER:Paw Prints (4 publications/year)
SERVICES:Group visits to social service, healthcare, and special education facilities in Brevard County, Florida; private visits, special events, speaking engagements
NATIONAL:Therapy Dogs Inc. is the national organization through which all SCTD handler-dog teams are tested and registered
INSURANCE:Commercial general liability insurance provided by Therapy Dogs Inc.
DRESS CODE:Yes, as specified in SCTD Standing Rules


Space Coast Therapy Dogs, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established in 1992 by a small group of dedicated handlers and therapy dogs. Our membership has grown throughout the years along with the needs of Brevard County. Our members register thousands of volunteer hours each year. We visit approximately 23 facilities on a monthly schedule and numerous special events by invitation.

Our organization is comprised of compassionate and caring dog owners who realize the benefits of sharing their "special friends." Each therapy dog team has experienced a special moment on a visit when they realize the impact they have made in someone's life.

SCTD relies on donations and membership dues to continue our work. We appreciate all donations received.






ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT:Brian Smith
1st VICE-PRESIDENT:Diana DePinto
2nd VICE-PRESIDENT:Ken Sheaffer
SECRETARY:Janet DeMatteis
TREASURER:Stacie Hawkins-Smith
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT:Sharon Crockett
DIRECTORS: Nickie Devlin
Mike Gonzalez
Maddy Haft
Jolene Hogan
Lisa McCann
Deborah Martini
Kathy Wattenbarger







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