The Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dog program has received a lot of national attention during the aftermath of the Orlando murders. 12 of these Golden Retrievers who spend their days helping to make people under stress, tragedy or loneliness feel better headed down to Orlando within 24 hours of the horror. The images of these dogs and the people who hugged them, smiled at them were amazing. They also spend time with school children which is the fun part of their job.
Locally we have several of these Comfort Dogs, Holy Cross in Collinsville is the home of Esther and the seminary shares Noah with Timothy Lutheran Church in south St. Louis. Also Sheba who just arrived at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington Missouri and Tabby who is based at St. Paul in Des Peres. Today during the 11 to noon hour on Fox2 in St. Louis these 4 will be on the air as their handlers explain what these dogs do.
I've heard their air time may be around 11:30-ish, but you never know for sure. I plan to turn on the local news at 11 and just wait. These dogs are wonderful.