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Four-Legged Volunteers

All of our therapy animals live with volunteers and are brought to our facility.



My name is Butterscotch and I am a 24 year old Haflinger pony. I am strong, compact and have a golden heart. 


My name is Xena. I might be small but I have a big personality. I am very social, curious and smart.



My name is Black Beauty and I am a 9 year old Rocky Mountain mare. I am very calm, sweet kind and patient with everyone. 

L.B. "Equicizer"


The Equicizer offers fun alternative ways of conducting therapeutic exercises for children and adults with disabilities. I has been a proven therapeutic aid and a useful tool for those suffering from Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Spinal Cord injury, Paralysis, head trauma, amputation, stroke recovery, learning and emotional disabilities, Down Syndrome and Autism. 

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Kiwanis was purchased in 2018 with

the funds donated solely by Kiwanis

of Shelby.



My name is Layla! I am a 8 year old Heeler mix from Gaffney, NC. My mom rescued me from the Cherokee County Humane Society. I have always had the sweetest and calmest temperament, even as a puppy. I love visiting people and I recently became a certified therapy dog through Therapy Dogs International.