New pet therapy lifts spirits of children in the hospital


DISSOLVE SOT/VO i think my pathway to where i’ve gotten to today has been a long and winding road 07 TRAILING VO/NAT — ERIC — BUT IT’S A JOURNEY SHE HASN’T TRAVELED ALONE. OUR CHARLOTTE DELESTE SHARES THE GOOD DOCTOR’S STORY IN HER DO SOMETHING GOOD REPORT TONIGHT, CHARLOTTE? BIG MON — CHARLOTTE — LET WHAT HAPPENS HAPPEN, BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW ANIMATION — CHARLOTTE — AND LOOKING BACK AT HER LIFE SO FAR, THOSE WORDS KEEP LEADING HER TO DO SOMETHING GOOD. P- 1 SOT hello sweetie. what are you smelling in my pocket 1 VO TRACK IT’S NOT UNUSUAL TO FIND DR. LINDA SULLIVAN WITH A DOG BY HER SIDE. 2 SOT ” oh i love animals but dogs are my favorite 2 VO TRACK SHE FIRST FELL IN LOVE IN JUNIOR HIGH WITH A SCHNAUZER NAMED MS. WHISKERS.. 3 SOT 3 VO TRACK THAT LOVE FOR DOGS LEAD HER TO UW-MADISON TO BE PART OF THE VERY FIRST CLASS AT THE SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE. 4 SOT we were pioneers in a way 45 4 VO TRACK PIONEERS WHO BACK IN 1984 STARTED DOG JOG, A WALK/RUN WITH YOUR DOG FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT SHELTER ANIMALS. IT LASTED 30 YEARS. 1 SOT that was a great start and then i thought let’s see maybe i could make a bigger difference 1 VO TRACK THAT DIFFERENCE WOULD COME WITH ANOTHER DOG WALK CALLED PUPPY UP THAT SHE HELPED BRING TO MADISON IN 2014. IT RAISES AWARENESS AND MONEY IN THE FIELD OF COMPARATIVE ONCOLOGY – IDENTIFYING THE LINKS BETWEEN CANINE AND HUMAN CANCER. SINCE LINDA SPECIALIZES IN INFECTIOUS DISEASES, LIKE CANCER, IT JUST MADE SENSE. 1 SOT and there are a lot of research projects that are going on that hold the key, the answers to how we can fight cancer 49 2 VO TRACK ANSWERS LINDA WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AS SHE FIGHTS OVARIAN CANCER HERSELF. BY HER SIDE, ONCE AGAIN, ANOTHER SCHNAUZER, NILES NEWTON. 3 SOT 4 VO TRACK BUT LINDA KNEW ALL TOO WELL THE IMPACT A DOG COULD MAKE WHILE FIGHTING FOR BETTER HEALTH. 4 SOT are you such a good dog. yeah. are you the perfect pet pals dog yeah 1 VO TRACK THIS BEAUTIFUL FLUFFBALL IS DIESEL. SHE WAS PART OF PET PALS – A PET THERAPY PROGRAM LINDA AND THE UW VET SCHOOL HELPED BRING TO LIFE. THIS TIME, IT’S NOT ABOUT RAISING MONEY OR AWARENESS, NATS OF PET PALS IT’S ABOUT RAISING THE SPIRITS OF PEDIATRIC PATIENTS AT AMERICAN FAMILY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. 1 SOT the dogs don’t care if the kids have lost their hair, if they have scars if they’re not feeling well if they’re bandaged 09 if other people might think they look kind of goofy 12. the dogs don’t care! 2 VO TRACK THEY DO EXACTLY FOR THE KIDS WHAT LINDA AND THE TEAM BEHIND PET PALS HOPED. 2 SOT 3 VO TRACK AND IF YOU WANT TO KNOW IF THIS WORKS. JUST LOOK AT THIS FACE. THE BENEFITS OF PET THERAPY SUCH AS A DECREASE IN BLOOD PRESSURE, A RISE IN SELF-ESTEEM AND SELF-PURPOSE, AND FASTER HEALING – HAVE BEEN SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN. 3 SOT and we were able to do a study with pet pals that was the first that really looked at is this effective for the kids 07 we knew the answers in our heart of hearts 10 but the study proved it 12 correct and i think that 15 having that out there in scientific literature 17 really has helped pet therapy programs in hospitals to blossom 4 VO TRACK SINCE 1996, MORE THAN 140 DOGS HAVE GONE THROUGH PET PALS. AND COUNTLESS NUMBERS OF CHILDREN HAVE FORGOTTEN, FOR EVEN A MOMENT, THAT THEY’RE SICK. NATS OF PET PALS 4 SOT anybody can do something good 48 3 VO TRACK for morning show only FOR DO SOMETHING GOOD, I’M CD IN MADISON, WISCTV NEWS 3. ON CAM — CHARLOTTE — LINDA – THANK YOU FOR DOING SOMETHING GOOD! IF YOU’D LIKE TO SUPPORT PUPPY UP – THE NEXT FUNDRAISER IS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 7TH OF NEXT YEAR. PET PAL 2 SHOT — CHARLOTTE — CHARLOTTE ADLIBS KEEP THOSE NOMINATIONS OF DO-GOODERS COMING IN – GO TO: CHANNEL3000 DOT COM SLASH DO DASH SOMETHING DASH GOOD. — ERIC —

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