Tragedy has struck the Golden Retrievers who work tirelessly to help communities in need.
On Saturday, a group from Lutheran Church Charities, including two of their K-9 Comfort dogs, was traveling in Joplin, Missouri when their van was hit with gunfire.
The dogs had been in Missouri working with the community following the E-5 tornado.
Three members of the church as well as both dogs sustained injuries, reports Yahoo News. According to a Facebook update posted by LCC yesterday, the two comfort dogs, Jackson and Louie are OK and recovering. The injured handlers have also been treated and released. The driver of the van is in critical but stable condition.
After the incident Saturday morning, seven comfort dogs from five states were deployed to assist the dogs, handlers, and responders to the shooting.
“We’re used to deploying our dogs to respond to these senseless shootings,” Lutheran Church Charities president Tim Hetzner told Yahoo News. “We were just in Orlando and Dallas.”
We send our well wishes and thoughts to the LCC and their K-9 Comfort dogs during this time. We appreciate the incredible work that they do on a daily basis and hope for speedy recoveries for all affected.