Comfort dogs headed to Las Vegas to aid victims of mass shooting
NORTHBROOK, Ill. (WGN) – Victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting will soon get a visit from comfort dogs in the Chicago area.
LLC K-9 Comfort Dogs from Lutheran Church Charities and their handlers are on their way to Las Vegas to bring comfort to those hurt in the shooting.
The organization has a network affiliate already there and sent a second wave of those trademark golden retrievers. They sent seven of them along with 10 comfort workers.
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Lutheran Church Charities began its comfort dog program after Hurricane Katrina and now has about 100 dogs nationwide.
The organization said the emotional support a comfort dog provides can be a significant part of the healing process.
The dogs also went to Texas to help flooding victims.