Therapy Dogs Bring Comfort to Families After Oakland Warehouse Fire

There are no purer hearts than those of our canine companions and thankfully, they're always there when we need them the most. For the families of those affected by the Ghost Ship warehouse fire, therapy dogs from the Valley Humane Society in Pleasanton have brought incredible support and comfort.

The fire broke out during a party in the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland, Calif. on Friday night; 36 victims have been confirmed.

After hearing about the tragedy, volunteers knew their dogs could help, and they brought Rosie, Posie, and Sweep to the Family Assistance Center to provide comfort to anyone in need.

The two Yellow Labrador Retrievers and Border Collie were on site Sunday working with families and offering their love and support, sometimes just by leaning on people.

"The dogs are amazing, how perceptive they are. They go up to the people that are most in need," Valley Humane Society volunteer Debbie Wanlin told ABC 7.

Our hearts are with the families affected by this tragedy and we hope these dogs will continue to do their great work.

Hear more about the dogs from the Valley volunteers in the video below.



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