There’s a new trauma dog in town

Victims of crime now have a new furry shoulder to lean on in Calgary.

A Labrador retriever named Hawk is the Calgary Police Service’s first “trauma dog” to be called in for duty. The 3-year-old pooch, which was trained by Pacific Assistance Dogs Society or PADS in Burnaby, B.C., we be on hand, or rather foot, to offer comfort to those who have witnessed a traumatic incident or have been victimized in some way.

“Since joining the Service in October, Hawk has already provided support to victims of various ages, including high-risk youth, helping to calm and encourage them to open up to investigators,” police said in a statement.

According to the Calgary Herald, Hawk is believed to be only the third trauma dog being used by a police force in Canada.

Check out PADS puppies in training. Dogs doing good work to uplifting music.

 

And, learn more about the important work of trauma K9 recruits.

h/t CTV Photo Calgary Police Service 

 

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