BENEFITING: International OCD Foundation
EVENT DATE: Jun 10, 2017
Tessa Zasio belongs to Dr. Zasio and is the therapy dog for The Anxiety Treatment Center. Rescued from a shelter in Fresno, CA as a puppy only 3lbs, she knows hardship. After one month of coming home she decided to be brave and jump off the bed, causing a fracture and subsequent surgery on her right leg. After 3 months in a cast, she broke her left leg after having her cast off for only 5 days. A deer Chihuahua and prone to such injuries due to her long thin legs, she has made a full recovery and is stronger than ever. She now spends her weekdays offering comfort and support to patients at The ATC, helping those struggling with anxiety to be brave themselves. She has an open-door policy and is always ready to lend a helping paw.