Loudon County comfort dog provides healing in Chattanooga

Jewel (source:  Lutheran Church Charities)
Jewel (source: Lutheran Church Charities)

CHATTANOOGA (WATE) – A Loudon County comfort dog traveled to Chattanooga Tuesday to provide healing to students and teachers at an elementary school.

At least six students from Woodmore Elementary died after a school bus crash Monday. Twelve students are in the hospital.

Jewel, a comfort dog, is part of a team from Lutheran Church Charities. She wears a harness that says “please pet me” offering others to wrap themselves around her.

Jewel and Ruthie, another comfort dog, visited parents, teachers and students.

In the past year, the Loudon County dog has helped victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando and the Baton Rouge community after a police shooting.

Related: Loudon County comfort dog heads to Baton Rouge to heal community

Related: Police: At least 5 dead in Chattanooga school bus crash; driver arrested

 

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