WSEE-TV (35) anchor Pat Van Zandt has announced that she’s leaving the Erie CBS affiliate at the end of this week to help provide therapy dogs.

Van Zandt wrote on her blog: “I have been blessed with an opportunity to enter the nonprofit sector in an agency I formed from the ground up. It will give me a chance to bring therapy dogs to some of Erie’s most needy — the elderly, the sick, or anyone who can benefit from a friendly pooch paired with a gracious volunteer.”

Van Zandt’s agency is called Therapy Dogs United.

There’s also a story about Van Zandt’s new vocation in the Times-News.

A graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Van Zandt has been at WSEE-TV for seven years.

Van Zandt wrote earlier this month that she knows who her replacement is, but is “not at liberty” to reveal the name.

“I can tell you — you will find her presence to be an outstanding addition to our anchor team and the WSEE family,” she said.