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Golden Retrievers Sent to Comfort Newtown Survivors


Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, goodnews, service dogs, dogs, animalrights, GoodNews, protection, pets )

Cal
- 650 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A Lutheran charity group has sent about 10 golden retrievers to comfort the survivors of Friday's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Lutheran Church Charities in Addison, Ill., sent the dogs on an 800-mile journey to respond t



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BarbCat SunshineLady (1654)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 7:15 pm
I saw this on GMA this morning! The organizer said the dogs have been trained not to bark or jump on people, just wag their tails and put their heads in victims' laps and let them love them. Man, if a dog isn't comforting I don't know what is. God Bless their tail-waggin' 'happy-to-see-you!' hearts! Thnx Cal!
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 7:52 pm
Thanks Cal
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 12:00 am
SUCH a lovely effort!
 

Donna Hamilton (141)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 4:50 am
What a lovely idea!
 

Sandra S. (129)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:02 am
Beautiful amazing breedof dog,:))
 

Danuta Watola (1204)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:33 am
noted
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:33 am
When I was working in a psychiatric and mental hospital, we had a ward dog for the brain damaged patients. It did a lot of good. The nurse in charge of the hospital at night appreciated the dog too. She felt so much safer doing her rounds accompanied by a big dog.
I am sure that the dog helped the patients as much as all of us humans on the staff put together.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:34 am
This is such a good idea. Dogs will certainly help to heal the surviving children and possibly adults as well.
 

Birgitta S. (235)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:36 am
Golden Retrievers being so so Wonderful, Gorgeous & Awesome!!!

once i had a Golden Retriever. Titled: "Kiantime´s Variety Show". He really DID show me some Variety Shows..
& would not!!!! like to retrieve anything from water. Only if it were: FOOD. He ate anything, from flowers to bones... LOVELY CHARACTER, HE WAS.
 

Cyrille D. (122)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:37 am
Dogs are so precious. Probably the only creatures who can comfort us during such hard times.
 

Leslene Dunn (75)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:51 am
Bless these beautiful animals - they love so unconditionally and in return all they ask for is kindness from a human. A wonderful initiative.
 

Penny C. (80)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 6:06 am
lovely dogs.
 

Shawna S. (43)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 6:58 am
Nice story, thanks. :")
 

Lee Bailey (2)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 7:13 am
Nothing starts the healing process like the warmth and touch of a dog. I had a Black Lab and a Border Collie that were trained and certified companion dogs. I would take them to nursing homes and it was amazing the results they produce just by wagging their tails. And the dogs loved the attention, too. It was a win-win situation. I know the people of Newtown will appreciate these ambassadors of compassion.
 

paul m. (93)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 7:41 am

Hope it works....
 

Althea Prudente (0)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 8:25 am
Dogs are really human's best friends ... animals can teach us many about love and caring and loyalty. Hugs to all our canine friends.
 

Gloria picchetti (291)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 8:44 am
If I were going through a crisis I would love a beautiful, gentle golden retriever to comfort me.
 

Suzanne L. (155)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 9:36 am
Very caring idea. I'm sure the dogs will help a lot of people young and old.
 

iveta cer (70)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 9:45 am
Amazing family dogs :) . Thank you for great idea
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 10:17 am
That is a awesome idea. Its noted.
 

Les M. (7)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 10:44 am
i saw these dogs on tv. they were so pooped out. i believe they're there until friday and then off to another needy situation.
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 11:54 am
I'm sure they'll do a wonderful job that is much appreciated by the grief stricken survivors. Thanks!
 

Lisa Neste (699)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 11:59 am
Labs are such wonderfully loving dogs, I hope they can help ease some of their pain! Thanks for posting Cal.
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 12:23 pm
Bless them, I think these smart, sweet, wise and wonderful dogs will really be a comfort.
 

Patricia H. (468)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 12:28 pm
heartwarming article
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 12:37 pm
Wonderful I just got a 4 month old samoyed to train as a hospice/comfort dog doesn't get any better than that
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 1:34 pm
Noted. Thanks Cal
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 1:55 pm
There's nothing more comforting than a big oh fuzzy Dog.
 

Karen R. (87)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 3:12 pm
sweet
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:26 pm
A wonderful way to offer some sympathy to people who are hurting.
 

Eve L. (61)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:28 pm
Dogs are the best. : )
 

Sandra M Z. (114)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 9:23 pm
Beautiful idea,

Noted, Thank you Cal.
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 2:07 am
Lovely dogs. Dogs are the best. Noted and signed. TY
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 2:54 am
Noted
 

Tanya W. (52)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 3:29 am
Noted and signed and just another case of animals doing good!!
 

Gloria De Jesus (0)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 9:33 pm
I like this. I bet the therapy dogs are really helping the kids cope with what happened.
 
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