Comfort Dogs Have Flown From All Over the Country to Orlando

Comfort Dogs Have Flown From All Over the Country to Orlando

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Orlando Comfort Dogs screenshot WFAA

A pack of peace and love has arrived in Orlando, Florida — professional comfort dogs to help ease the pain and stress of survivors and family members following Sunday’s terrorist attack.

The dogs and their handlers began arriving yesterday from nine states as far away as Texas and Ohio.

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Each dog has gone through 12 to 18 months of training to comfort people in stressful situations. Their handlers are all volunteers who go where they’re needed.

The dogs fanned out to community centers serving as gathering points for those affected by the shooting.

One of the Golden Retrievers curled up at the feet of Russell Walker, who worked at the nightclub where the attack happened.

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“Just having the dog sit on my feet is literally…” Walker’s comment to WFAA News trailed off as he sighed and smiled, “Just OK.”

(WATCH the video below from WFAA News) — Photo: WFAA News

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