Julie Strauss Bettinger's latest update for Encounters with Rikki

Jun 5, 2015

Friends of Rikki,

We hit a major milestone this past week on the book, Encounters with Rikki: From Hurricane Katrina rescue to exceptional Therapy Dog: 

After a four-year effort the manuscript is in the hands of the publisher and the production process has begun. That means we are on our way to having books before the end of the year!

Obviously, we wouldn't be at this stage if not for you – the people who supported us, encouraged us, and pre-ordered the book. We continue to receive optimistic comments related to the timing of this story and predictions that it will help more children have access to a therapy animal when they need it most.

I always remember Chuck Mitchell, Rikki's pet dad, commenting after one particular challenging court case:  

It's amazing to me how my Therapy Dog who has no voice helps give a voice to vulnerable victims.

That's what it's about. That's why we need this book.  Thank you for being a part of this great story!

- Julie Strauss Bettinger

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