The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Kasey the Helping Hands Monkey

We all know about service dogs - animals trained to help the visually-impaired, and the physically-challenged. But, those aren't the only service animals out there.

Meet Kasey, one smart monkey.

She was specially trained by the organization, "Helping hands: monkey helpers for the disabled." Kasey puts her skills to work, helping Ned Rogers in everyday living.

Ned is a Concord, Mass. resident who was paralyzed in a car accident when he was 22. He was a senior at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He and Kasey have forged a special bond.

Ned, Kasey, and Kasey's mother's story is told in a new book called, "Kasey to the rescue," written by Ned's mother, Ellen Rogers.

"It's been four years and she just brings light to his day," said his mother.

Kasey was trained to perform simple tasks that help mobility impaired, like putting a CD in a player, and turning on light.

But above all, Ellen Rogers says, "the real thing that she does for him is fill a void of loneliness and isolation that has come from his accident."
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