Comfort Dog Support Team Helps Montecito Mudslide First Responders, Victims

Henry, a 4-year-old golden retriever, does his work from the floor, where he sits so the people he’s visiting can give him a high five or pet his fur.

Wearing a green harness embroidered with his name and the words HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response, the canine made an appearance at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden to comfort vigil attendees honoring the victims of the Montecito mudslides.

Henry and the other dogs are trained to provide comfort and encouragement through animal-assisted support to individuals affected by crises and disasters.

(See full article by Noozhawk here)