LOVED ONES LOST.
AND THE FUTURE UNCLEAR.
MANY PEOPLE HAVE HAD THEIR WORLDS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN
BY THE MUDSLIDE.
AND FINDING THE SMALLEST AMOUNT OF COMFORT.
GOES A LONG WAY.
They just loved all the dogs coming in to help them.
THESE SPOKANE DOGS ARE PART OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
REGION OF HOPE A-A-C-R.
THEY HAVE ENDURED HOURS OF TRAINING TO PROVIDE EMOTIONAL
SUPPORT TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED A DISASTER
They love unconditionally, and to have something that
they can hug and they're not being judged by anything
they say, they make them feel safe.
JUST DAYS AFTER THE MUDSLIDE.
ALONG WITH THEIR OWNERS.
WENT STRAIGHT TO SOME OF THE MOST DEVISTATED AREAS.
The child daycare center they were extremely depressed.
they were saying why go on? They were so comforted
by the dogs.
Within 45 minutes, they were singing, playing and
talking about all the happy things instead of everything
they had been talking about.
THE DOGS LITERALLY TAKE THE PAIN AWAY FROM THOSE SUFFERING.
The dogs absorb all of their emotions so we have to
be really careful of our dogs because they get really
stressed because they are absorbing everything these
people are feeling.
BUT HATHAWAY SAYS THE DOGS DON'T MIND.
We have teams in Arlington Oso and Darington and the
feedback we've gotten was, thank you! It brought a
lot of relief, comfort, it took them away from everything
they've been dealing with.
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Reporting in Spokane, Caiti Currey, KXLY 4news.