Conover, NC – The Children’s Advocacy & Protection Center (CAPC) is excited to announce that we have a new staff member as of September 4, 2018. We are collaborating with Good Day Doodles in Greensboro, NC to bring animal assisted activity services to the CAPC. After doing a poll on Facebook and on Instagram to choose a name, the winner is CHANCE! Chance is an Australian Labradoodle who will provide comfort and support to children and families who are participating in services at the CAPC. Chance will begin training in October and will be working towards becoming a registered therapy dog.

We will be having a “Puppy Shower” on Thursday, September 20 from 3pm to 5pm at the CAPC. We are located at 4360 County Home Road in Conover across from Sipes Orchard Home. This will be open to anyone who wants to come to meet Chance, and help provide some of the things we need for him. According to Good Day Doodles here are some of Chance’s Favorite Things: Canine Caviar Grain Free dry puppy food (green bag), Chuckit Pro Ball Launcher, Interactive dog toys and puzzles-Outward Hound makes great ones!, Nylabone DuraChew Bones and/or Rings, Kong Wobbler Treat Dispenser, Kong Wubba, Kong Dog Toys, Bouncy Bone Dog Toy, Soggy Doggy Door Mat, Slicker Brush-Medium, Nature’s Miracle Dog Bath Wipes, Envirogroom De-mat Pro Conditioner Spray, Pet Nail Clipper, Ear Cleaning Solution, Puppy toothbrush and toothpaste, Sham Wow-for soaking up any little accidents while house training, Bitter Apple Spray-to discourage chewing on forbidden things. Completely pet safe! – and Nature’s Miracle Pet Urine Destroyer. This should be a lot of fun! Chance will be a welcome addition to the CAPC “staff”.

The CAPC advocates for the protection of the children of Catawba County by working to empower individuals through training and education, coordinate a comprehensive team response to abuse and neglect, and reduce victim trauma. For additional information about how you can learn to prevent and respond to suspected child abuse, go to the Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County at or call 828-465-9296.