“[The dogs are] unconditional, confidential, and safe. Dogs have an incredible sense of when somebody is hurting. They’ll just come and lay themselves into somebody’s lap,” Tim Hetzner, founder of the K-9 Comfort Dog Ministries, told ABC news.
The benefits of therapy dogs are indisputable. There are many studies that back their amazing effect on people –whether suffering from mental health issues or struggling with changes and surviving traumatizing events.
There is no price on what these dogs can do for the victims, who need a lot of support for the physical and mental damage that they sustained from the terrifying incident.
The dogs help the victims and their families process and overcome the experience.
The comfort puppers definitely deserve a lot of treats for a job well done. I hope they get rewarded for their incredible efforts!