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Storybook Farm gives children back their childhood

Added 01-19-20 01:03:02am EST - “Dena Little understands the value of the human-animal bond and how it effects people, having grown up around animals, horses in particular,” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Storybook Farm gives children back their childhood”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - Dena Little understands the value of the human-animal bond and how it effects people, having grown up around animals, horses in particular,

Taking bond a step further, she has come up with ways to help children going through difficult times.

Little runs Storybook Farm, founded in 2002, to “give childhoods back to children” by experiencing the human-animal bond, free of charge. The farm’s 51 acres are home to horses, goats and donkeys as well as a host of dogs and cats.

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“What I want to do for the kids…is provide an opportunity for them to be kids. They’re just a kid,” Little explained. “They’re not a child with ‘X, Y and Z.’ They’re simply a child.”

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