Dogs providing support, comfort for Navy Yard employees


As the last of the victims of the Navy Yard mass shooting are buried, their co-workers are now faced with the task of moving on. While the Navy has provided teams of counselors and chaplains, they have also invited some special guests.

Banyon, a black Labrador Retriever, and his friends are making the rounds at the Washington Navy Yard. They are traveling here from up and down the East Coast to help employees trying to cope with the horrific shootings on September 16.

“I see people very much in business mode or maybe worried about things, and the moment that they sort of soften up and lighten up and see him, it’s really wonderful,” explains Janet Velenovsky, a regional director with HOPE.

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FOX By Alice Massim