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Date:
September 21, 2020
Time:
All Day
Address:
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
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Monday Gratitude Campaign

Monday, September 21, 2020

Golden Retriever Comforts Firefighters: Kerith, a certified crisis response therapy dog, offers comfort & support to firefighters in California. The 2-year-old golden retrieve meets firefighters daily at the wildfire base camp in Marin County, calming them & putting smiles on their faces during & after their morning briefings. The firefighters are tasked with things that push their limits & having something like a dog brings some of type of normalcy back into their lives. All these abnormal events get really tiring so having that comfort is therapeutic. Kerith’s handler, Heidi Carman, says that the pup helps the firefighters "by just letting them be with her, & they don’t have to say anything.” She continued, “They’ve told me that Kerith makes them feel ‘important, loved & special.” The firefighters say “These fires are getting longer & we’re spending more time away from our families, a golden retriever, one of the happiest things in the world, just reminds you of home.”