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These Canines Lend Comfort to Newtown Mourners

K-9 Parish Comfort Dogs visit to Newtown, Connecticut/Facebook

Sometimes the warmth of a furry creature surpasses anything a human could do or say for someone who is grieving.

An article at describes a mission of mercy by man’s best friend:

“A charity group from Illinois is using man’s best friend to provide a little comfort to those who are mourning the loss of life from last Friday’s mass school shooting.

Lutheran Church Charities in Addison, Ill. have sent eight “comfort dogs” on a 800 mile journey to Newtown. The Golden Retrievers are being deployed at funerals and memorial services and are also being sent to after-school activities for surviving Sandy Hook elementary school students.

According to the charity’s president Tim Hetzner, the dogs seem to be helpful to those who are overwhelmed with sadness.

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

I’m so happy there are groups like Lutheran Church Charities spreading their love and comfort via these special creatures to those who are so deeply hurting in Newtown right now.

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