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Chicago-area group sends comfort dogs to Newtown, Conn.

Chicago-area group sends comfort dogs to Newtown, Conn.

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  • raabta01 raabta01's Avatar 12-19-12 | 03:09 PM
  • This story just really touched me. My kids are 6,4, and 2 so I can only imagine the horror that happened at that school in Conn. How do you talk to those kids about what they went through? How can they communicate thier feelings, if they're even able to?

    Well sometimes you need a place to start, these comfort dogs sound like just the right thing. I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did:

    Chicago-area group sends comfort dogs to Newtown, Conn.


    About 10 golden retrievers to soothe those affected by school shooting

    A team of golden retrievers made an 800-mile journey from the Chicago area to Newtown, Conn., on Saturday to comfort those affected by Friday's school massacre.

    Lutheran Church Charities deployed about 10 of the canines for people who want to pet them while they talk or pray with the dog's handler, said Tim Hetzner, president of the Addison-based organization.

    Full Story: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...den-retrievers
  • lauralkemp lauralkemp's Avatar 12-19-12 | 07:00 PM
  • It just proves that animals have healing properties. Love this.
  • raabta01 raabta01's Avatar 12-20-12 | 04:07 PM
  • I loved it too. Just the thought that some of these kids so such awful stuff and how do you start the process of healing and talking to them, or getting them to talk? I sure think curling up with a nice happy golden retriever is a good place to start!
  • Chickie Chickie's Avatar 12-23-12 | 08:22 PM
  • That is awesome! Dogs really can help to heal your heart.

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