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Residents and students of Royer Greaves School for the Blind visit Main Line Animal Rescue’s new training center in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania.


MLAR uses a variety of animals in their therapy and educational programs (as you can see from these photos), but Pit Bulls will always hold a special place in the hearts of our staff and volunteers. This sentiment is shared by Broadway Barks who works tirelessly to reverse the misconceptions surrounding this much-maligned breed.


Inspired By

Jill RappaportIn 2010, award winning Today show correspondent and author Jill Rappaport traveled to Royer Greaves School for the Blind to film a segment for the Today show featuring Main Line Animal Rescue’s unique pet therapy program. The program Pit Bulls for the Blind soon came to the attention of Broadway Barks who visited Royer Greaves and watched these remarkably gentle (and often misunderstood) dogs at work. Their visit inspired Braille Tails, and Bernadette Peters’ popular children’s books, Stella is a Star! and Broadway Barks, became the first selections to be converted to braille and distributed to schools throughout the United States.



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All dogs used in Main Line Animal Rescue’s pet therapy programs are carefully and extensively evaluated. Before any animal participates in pet therapy programs, he/she should be thoroughly tested, and only animals with the most reliable temperaments should be used.

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