Humans aren’t the only ones trying to do their part to help the victims ofthe mass shooting in Orlando.
Their job? To offer solace and support to the local community in the form of friendly, furry snuggles.
On Sunday, we put a dispatch out to our dogs across the country to see who could come out,” said Tim Hetzner, LLC president. “We try to always respond in 24 hours after being invited.
Elevencanines arrived in Orlando on Monday, plus one more on Tuesday, and they immediately brought soothing smilesto everyone they met.
Theyve already taken part in a vigil with over 7,000 other attendees and interacted directly with hundreds of people, from first responders to families of victims to Pulse staff members.
“Everyone down here has been affected by this,” Hetzner said. “Everyone loves petting the dogs. It helps them talk.”