DENNIS, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The police department of a town on the Cape Cod is launching a 'Comfort Dog K9 Program' with the help of a two-year-old black Labrador Retriever named Winnie.
According to a post from the Dennis Police Department, Winnie debuts as a AKC Certified Therapy Dog, and along with her handler Officer Kathleen Keating, will work to provide comfort and support to victims, survivors, and first responders after traumatic events.
Winnie may also make appearances in courts, schools, and other community events. The black lab comes from a partnership between the DPD and Boonefield Labradors, a New England supplier of Comfort Dogs that's based in Rindge, New Hampshire.
K9 Winnie started her service training with Charlie Young of Professional Canine Services and her handler Officer Keating.