BERKELEY (CBS SF) — A Berkeley school for deaf children has a new K-9 staff member that is helping bring joy to a silent world.
Nan is a 2-year old retriever mix who has a special talent helping normally quiet and withdrawn children at Berkeley’s Center for Early Intervention on Deafness blossom.READ MORE: Monterey Bay Tour Boats Encountering 'Friendly Whales' That Like to Socialize
“They all clutter to her. Forget what I’m teaching about, she is the star of the show,” teacher Jessica Salaam said.READ MORE: Glide Church Co-Founder, Poet and San Francisco Activist Janice Mirikitani Dies at Age 80
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The CEID center operates primarily on donations, and a donor picked up the initial cost for Nan.