Comfort dogs deployed to Boston, Texas to calm victims

The precious pups of K-9 Comfort Dogs had a very busy week last week bringing love, calm and companionship to the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing and the explosion in Texas.

Some of these furry friends have been in Newport, Conn. since December bringing comfort to the community as it tries to heal from the Sandy Hook school shooting.

According to the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Parish Comfort Dogs Facebook page, several dogs and handlers were deployed to Boston, West, Texas, and Roanoke, Ill, which was the scene of flooding last week.

The following is the Facebook description of the mission of this non-profit group:

Mission: A dog is a friend who brings a calming influence, allowing people to open up their hearts and receive help for what is affecting them.

Company Overview: These are trained Comfort Dogs for Lutheran Church Charities. They interact with people at churches, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, events and in disaster situations.

All photos are from Facebook and each dog has it’s own page you can “Like.”

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A young Boston girl heading into surgery for leg surgery after the Boston bombing.
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Via Facebook: “Rich and Deana with Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Parish Comfort Dogs Luther Comfort Dog and Maggie Comfort Dog, along with Richard from First Lutheran Church of Boston, made a hospital visit yesterday to three young women who were severely wounded at Monday’s Boston Marathon. Two of the women are best friends and the other has two of her best friends in other hospitals with severe injuries. Luther and Maggie accompanied one of the women who was taking her first walk from her surgery this week. She is missing her dogs at home and can’t wait until she can run again. Continued prayers for everyone!”
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In Boston
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In Boston
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Visiting Texas
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In Illinois.
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In the airport.




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