December 18th, 2012
12:06 AM ET

Comfort dogs bring joy to Newtown

Beautiful Golden Retrievers traveled from Illinois with Lutheran Church Charities to help comfort and heal the community in Newtown, Connecticut. CNN's Gary Tuchman reports.

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  1. Jennifer

    Always believed in the power of therapy animals. Glad they could help in this situation. Such a blessing for this community.

    I missed the name of this group's Facebook page. Could someone reply with the answer?

    Thank you and God bless you all!

    December 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm |
  2. Mik

    Why do Comfort Dogs need prong collars?

    December 20, 2012 at 11:02 am |
  3. Luther

    Just another example how the Christian Church does so much for our communities. I read on these forums often how if we as a society did away with organized religion our world we be a lot better off. I think not! Wake up and see all the good the Church does.

    December 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
  4. Tricia

    This is such an amazing program that the Lutheran Church offers. I wish more churches had comfort dogs to meet these needs.

    December 18, 2012 at 10:31 pm |
  5. ae simmons

    I hope these beautiful goldens live in homes with families and not in a kennel.. please comment.

    December 18, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
    • Kberq

      They do all live in homes. When they are off duty they are the family pet!

      December 19, 2012 at 7:24 pm |
    • Missy

      These dogs do not live in kennels. They live with their owners. One of these dogs works at our school with our students and goes home everyday with his owner.

      December 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm |