Orange Park resident, therapy dog helped to bring light in the darkness of Surfside tragedy

SURFSIDE, Fla. — In times of darkness, in the midst of tragedy, sometimes a small light shines brightest.

In the aftermath of the tragic condo collapse in Surfside that killed 98 people, aid from rescuers to charity poured in across the country.

Among the outpouring of aid were 19 canine/handler teams from HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response, including Orange Park resident Susan Smalling and Mollie Mae, a Havanese/Yorkie mix comfort dog.

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