Dog program is all about caring

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

Many types of canines are specifically trained to help humans. There are bomb-sniffing dogs, K-9 units and sheep dogs. There are sled dogs. There are official Seeing Eye dogs and other kinds of guide dogs. And there are the legendary St. Bernards that deliver brandy to stranded mountain travelers. All told, for dogs, there are about 101 vocations.

One of them, the comfort dog, doesn’t exist yet in Kansas, but Ellsworth’s Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Good Samaritan Society Ellsworth Village have teamed up to bring the first one to the state.

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