The Comfort Dogs Are Returning!

On October 17, the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs will be receiving an award from the MSPCA for “Animal Hero Award” for their efforts during the week following the Marathon Bombings, bringing much-needed comfort to victims in hospitals, nearby college students, running clubs, and members of the community.  During their trip (10/16-10/20) they will also be visiting nearby college campuses, sharing private time with some of the first responders from the Marathon bombings, as well putting a smile on anyone’s face-should they need it! Handlers Richard and Dona Martin, Sharon Flaherty, Barbara Granado will be in Boston along with four dogs.

We are thrilled to have them back with us for a few days, and are reaching out to you to ensure they have a bark-tacular time in Boston.  Partial Funding has been provided for accommodations; however travel expenses, food, etc does add up!  We are asking for any donation-large or small-anything will help! Please use the enclosed envelope and deposit it into the collection plate, or you can contact Elaine for more information at 


Thursday, Oct 17

Arrival at FLC 10:00am

12:00 – 3:00  Meet with students and faculty at Suffolk University

Dinner – 6:30  MSPCA Awards Dinner


Friday, Oct 18

10:30am to 12:00pm St. Luke Dedham ministry with preschool (2 dogs)

10:00am to 12:00pm FLC ministry at the Back Bay with 3 dogs

1:00pm to 4:00pm FLC ministry at the Back Bay


Saturday, Oct 19

10am to 1pm  FLC – ministry to the Back Bay community


Sunday, Oct 20

Dogs and Handlers depart


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