Wow! I wish the National Post from Calgary would have included a link to let me embed this whole video. I hope you’ll go to their site and watch it.
Here’s the gist of the story: Under reasonably new legislation, the city of Calgary has hired Hawk, a four-year old Labrador Retriever as a trauma dog. The dog is used to give confidence and comfort to those who must testify under especially stressful conditions.
In this instance, the witness is a young girl with Down Syndrome, testifying against her father in a sexual abuse case. Talk about stressful!
Thanks, Calgary for finding such a great way for Hawk to contribute.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!