Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams recognizes the comfort pets can provide to their owners who’ve been victims of crimes. So the DA’s office will get a therapy dog — a specially trained animal to ease victims’ fears when they have to testify in court.
CBS3 reports the idea came from a 25-year-old victim who got her own dog to help her heal. Now the city’s Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit will be able to help others cope.
The dog had not been selected or trained yet.
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