K-9 Comfort

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Sometimes, words are not enough.

In the wake of the horrendous events in Newtown, Connecticut last week, a team of comfort dogs was dispatched from Chicago to try to help the residents come to terms with the tragedy.

Lutheran Church Charities deployed 10 golden retrievers to provide comfort to those struggling to make sense of the circumstances. The dogs are available to just sit and be petted, while residents deal with their grief.
Says Tim Hetzner, President of the organization:

“Dogs are non-judgmental. They are loving. They are accepting of anyone. It creates the atmosphere for people to share.”

The dogs come with a business card containing its name, Facebook page, Twitter handle, and email address, so that those that they meet can keep in touch.

We hope that these dogs can help bring some respite to this community ravaged by an unthinkable act of violence.

photo: Glasshouse Images

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