Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Therapy Dogs Lend Hand to Grieving Newtown

Addison Strychalsky, 2, of Newtown,
Connecticut, pets Libby, a golden
retriever therapy dog, during a visit
from the dogs and their handlers
to a memorial for the Sandy Hook
Elementary School shooting victims.
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Lisa Peterson went straight to the dogs - therapy dogs, that is - when she returned home to Newtown from a business trip to Florida upon learning of the Sandy Hook school massacre.
"I saw them and I just had to come over and hug them," Ms Peterson said as she stroked Abbie Einstein and Smartie Jones, two gentle, purebred golden retrievers whose mission in life is to make people feel better.
"There's something about that unconditional love (from dogs) that is just so nurturing," she said.

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