Dedicated service and therapy dogs receive honorary ‘dogtorate’ degrees from the University of Maryland, Baltimore
In a recent update, eaglessightnews gathered that some dogs have been conferred with honorary dogtorate degrees over there dedicated service to the society.
According to CNN, The University of Maryland, Baltimore presented the dogs, dressed in their caps and gowns, with their special degrees alongside their handlers Tuesday at a ceremony reserved just for the devoted animals.
If every dog has its day, graduating with honorary “dogtorate” degrees marked that moment for a group of service and therapy dogs who have gone above and beyond.
“Dogtor” Loki received her honorary Dogtorate of Medicine for extraordinary service during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the university.
The 5-year-old therapy Rottweiler’s owner, Caroline Benzel, graduated from the university’s school of medicine this year.
Benzel and Loki raised more than $100,000 for their “hero healing kits” to help offer relief to frontline health care workers in need of supplies like lotion, Vaseline, coffee and tea, the university said in a release.
Loki has won national awards, including from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, for her efforts to grow the university’s therapy dog program.
“My family said they thought it was special that my dog was way more successful than I’ll ever be,” Benzel said at the ceremony, according to the university.
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