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Christine Coppa | Mar 3rd 2016 Woman's Day The Dogs of Newtown peeks into the lives of the pups that comforted a community after the unspeakable tragedy.
Books, Foundation Honor Life of Charlotte Bacon December 16, 2015 by Linda Zukauskas, CT Voices
Anne Forline | Dec 14th 2015 Dogster Magazine The Bacons, who lost their 6-year-old daughter and sister in the school shooting, have published two books and are now instrumental in getting therapy dogs into other schools.
December 14, 2015 | Reading Eagle Newspaper Charlotte Bacon was a free spirit who loved people and dogs. The bubbly 6-year-old with curly hair had dreams of becoming a veterinarian.Today, her love for animals is reflected in a therapy dog program that her parents, Joel and JoAnn Bacon, created in memory of their little girl, one of 26 people killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The shooting occurred Dec. 14, 2012, three years ago tomorrow. - See more
PARENTS OF SANDY HOOK VICTIM START THERAPY DOG PROGRAM IN THEIR DAUGHTER’S MEMORY By: Liz Donovan
Guy Bacon Honored By School Board
November 6th, 2015, Newtown Guy Bacon, The author of The Dogs of Newtown, and Newtown Middle School student, accepts a Certificate of Achievement from the Newtown Board of Education.
Charlotte's Litter on WTNH
November 5th, 2015 by WTNH CT Style Charlotte Bacon's family joins Teresa to talk about Charlotte's life and also how they started Charlotte's Litter.
Charlotte's Litter Therapy Dog Event
October 14th, 2015 by HooplaHa Charlotte’s passion and love for dogs has started this beautiful foundation. Charlotte’s Litter functions in memory of Charlotte Bacon whose life was lost at the Sandy Hook school tragedy in December 2012. Charlotte’s Litter was created as an additional arm of Newtown Kindness, a non-profit which keeps Charlotte’s memory alive by fostering compassion in children and inspiring life-long contributors to society.
Comfort Through Canines
September 18th, 2015, WFSB Channel 3 'Charlotte's Litter Awareness Day' to honor Newtown victim's memory with doggy therapy
The Dogs of Newtown
September 16th, 2015, AKC News American Kennel Club News - Child Who Lost Sister in Sandy Hook Shooting captures heart of Newtown therapy dogs in book.
K9 First Responders Bring Comfort in Crisis
June 17th, 2015, NBC Connecticut They are the ones who rush in when others rush out, but sometimes even first responders can use a little rescue of their own. One local nonprofit group is answering the call, bringing comfort and stress relief to police, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel.
Charlotte’s Litter School Visit
May 29th, 2015, Newtown Bee Throughout the day on Wednesday, May 13, Hawley Elementary School students were visited by therapy dogs, handlers, and representatives of Charlotte’s Litter.
Charlotte's Birthday & Book Release
February 22nd, 2015, Fox Connecticut The third annual Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards ceremony was held Saturday night in Newtown, CT honoring more 45 children and teenagers for their kind actions.
Charlotte Bacon Kindness Awards
February 26th, 2015, Newtown Bee The Newtown Bee covers the book release of Good Dogs, Great Listeners and the Charlotte Bacon Random Act of Kindness Awards 2015 Celebration.
A Winning Therapy Dog at Reed
Friday, October 10, 2014, Newtown Bee One therapy dog that has been continuously offering support at Reed Intermediate School since students returned to school following the tragedy at Sandy Hook School in 2012, was honored recently by being nominated for an online competition.
WTNH Ann Nyberg interview
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014, WTNH (WTNH)– Joel and Joann Bacon are the parents of Charlotte Bacon, one of the children who lost their lives on December 14th, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Bacon's discuss the upcoming release of a children's book about Charlotte and her love for dogs, and Charlotte's Litter, a program of Newtown Kindness, founded by JoAnn and Joel, advocating for the use of therapy dogs in educational settings.