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Therapy dogs bring comfort, healing to victims of Las Vegas shooting

A group of therapy dogs headed to Las Vegas to help bring comfort and healing to victims after a gunman killed 59 and injured hundreds more. (Photo Courtesy of LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs/Facebook.com/K9Comfort)

LAS VEGAS (WKRC) - A group of therapy dogs headed to Las Vegas to help bring comfort and healing to victims after a gunman killed 59 and injured hundreds more.

The dogs are from Lutheran Church Charities's LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs. They visited Sunrise Hospital to be with the patients and staff.

This is Lutheran Church Charities' second wave of comfort dogs and their handlers, including seven golden retrievers and 10 comfort workers. Lutheran Church Charities says the dogs are great at providing comfort and healing after tragedies like the one in Las Vegas.

The program began in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina devastated parts of the southeast. They now have about 100 dogs throughout the country.

You can also donate to help fund the program.




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