K-9 Comfort Dogs Have Been Serving in Newtown for 24 Days and Have Been Requested to Stay Through January at Sandy Hook Elementary and Newtown High School.
Lutheran Church Charities and the K-9 Comfort Dogs remember all the people of Newtown on the one month anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy. On Monday January 14, the one month anniversary day, K-9 Comfort Dogs and handlers spent time in the schools with students and paid a visit to the First responders at the Newtown EMS station. This station, pictured here, is one of five EMS stations in Newtown and is staffed 24 hours a day and 7 days per week. The EMT's at the station thoroughly enjoyed their visit with the K-9 Comfort Dogs.
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Lutheran Church Charities' K-9 Comfort Dogs have been in Newtown since December 15th, with a short break over Christmas. By request, the handlers and K-9 Comfort Dogs returned to be on hand when school resumed after the break. Additional requests have been received for the K-9 Comfort Dogs to stay longer. The current plan is to continue serving at Sandy Hook Elementary School and Newtown High School and the community as long as needed - at least through the end of January.
Lutheran Church Charities continues to seek donations for the travel expenses of the K-9 Comfort Dogs and handlers, as multiple teams travel in a rotation back and forth from their homes in the Midwest to Connecticut over the next several weeks.
The staff and volunteers of LCC, and the K-9 Comfort Dogs applaud everyone we have meet for their friendliness in making us feel at home and for the privilege of allowing our Comfort Dogs to be there to serve during this time! The people of Newtown are an inspiration to all of us and to the world! We stand with you through this.