Comfort Dogs Come to Boston

It's been one month since two brothers set off homemade bombs during the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 200 others. In the wake of the tragedy, many canine companions traveled to the city and offered emotional support to victims, their families, and others affected. One such dedicated dog is Marley (pictured below) of Bradford, New Hampshire. According to Marley's owner, Karen Russell, "Marley spent several days in Boston after the bombings at different venues giving smiles and comfort to those who were affected by this horrific event. This particular photo was taken on 04/25/2013 at the site of the first explosion, after Boylston Street had reopened to the public."

 

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Stay tuned for more about comfort dogs in a future issue of Family Dog.