As students and teachers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to school after the mass shooting that happened there on February 14, they were greeted by a team of golden retrievers there to give comfort and support. Comfort dogs from Colorado were there to ease the pain of traumatized teens and teachers and it seemed to help.
Bonnie Fear, with a team from Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs says both students and faculty would smile and get down on the floor when they saw the pups, like Cubby, who came with one job to do.
“You saw that relief of forgetting what happened when they see the dog,” she explains. “She’s called a comfort dog, and that’s exactly what she did, bring comfort to people who were hurting.”
Source: Denver Post