CHICAGO (CBS) — A team of dogs from the Chicago area is in Newtown Conn., to comfort those grieving after last week’s shooting.
Ten golden retrievers from Lutheran Church Charities in Addison arrived in Newtown on Saturday night.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Illinois, 1-3 Inches Of Snow Possible
President Tim Hetzner says the dogs spent part of Sunday at a church that will hold funerals for two Sandy Hook students this week and at the site of the massacre.
“We met with a lot of the first responders .. and some of the school families,” he said.
Hetzner said the dogs were there to do what they do best: Provide unconditional love.READ MORE: Northwestern Medicine Study Gives Clues About How Long COVID-19 Symptoms Can Linger
The group got started after the deadly shootings at Northern Illinois University in February of 2008.
It has since also visited with victims of hurricanes and tornadoes.
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