Mountain View Elementary adds a furry assistant to comfort students

By Liza Moore

Lass is the first and only registered therapy dog in Rockbridge County schools. Lass’ owner, Sally Moore, decided to register Lass after she saw the benefits the nine-year-old border collie brought to her math students at Mountain View Elementary School. Studies show that therapy dogs can not only improve children’s emotional health by relieving anxiety, but they also improve physical health by lowering blood pressure.