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The Harris County Hospital District Foundation recently awarded Healing Species with a grant of $34,499.00.  This grant enables Healing Species to bring the program to over 600 HISD students and also reach the girls at Freedom Place who are victims of human trafficking and the sex trade.  We are deeply grateful to the foundation and it's board members who had many wonderful organizations to choose from and gave us this first time opportunity.  Schools receiving Healing Species classes are Berry Elementary, Betsy Ross Elementary and Pilgrim Academy.

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Recent Press

Life+Dog Magazine
Feature by Ryan Rice

Fall Fashion Preview of Rebecca & Drew Benefiting Healing Species of Texas
Life+Dog Magazine

Your Houston News
Canine Collaboration

Conroe Courier News
Healing Species to teach students with four-legged friends

Houston Chronicle
A new teacher in class: Anti-violence program pairs rescued dogs with troubled youths in 5 schools

The Observer
EMC Beautification Committee welcomes King to monthly meeting

The Observer
Dogs to help JJAEP youths learn life lessons

The Woodlands News
Barkitecture visits the Woodlands


TV Pilot

Cheri Brown Thompson of Orangeburg founded Healing Species, a violence prevention program using abandoned or abused dogs, in 1999 after her work as a lawyer opened her eyes to how many violent criminals first abused animals.

The television pilot for The Healing Species.

Peace on earth starts with how we treat the weakest or most voiceless among us.

Cheri Brown Thompson
Attorney at law
Healing Species Founder