Comfort dog to support victims, witnesses at Vanderburgh Co. Courthouse


(Courtesy: Vanderburgh Co. Prosecutor’s Office)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – A comfort dog will now be on duty at the Vanderburgh County Courthouse.

The prosecutor’s office bought the k-9 from assistance dogs of the west.

The black English Labrador named Wallis has had 18-months of training.

He will help provide a safe and comfortable environment for victims and witnesses at the courthouse.

Comfort dogs are used to ease stress and reduce fear, often felt by children, in court.

Wallis will also be used for other agencies, including Holly’s House and Albion Fellows Bacon Center.

The comfort dog was purchased from Assistance Dogs of the West.

The organization has placed more than 300 service dogs with clients across the country.

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(This story was originally published on August 22, 2019)

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