Golden Retrievers Provide Comfort for Citizens of Newtown

The Daily Golden

Several Golden Retrievers were brought in to the community of Newtown Connecticut over the last few days to help children and families deal with their unimaginable grief after 27 people, including 20 innocent children were gunned down on Friday December 14th in the small, normally friendly bedroom community.

The Hudson Valley Golden Retriever Club responded with some of their goldens and set up at a makeshift memorial in the town center.  They were greeted with open arms from both children and adults.

Another group of Golden Retrievers from the Lutheran Church Charities  program called K-9 Parish Comfort dogs, traveled all the way from Chicago.  The non-profit organization provides comfort to various places around the country in the wake of tragedy.   Today the dogs were to be spending time with the students of Sandy Hook Elementary for after school programs.


On Saturday, Chewie, Ruthie and Luther began the over…

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