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Monday, August 08, 2011

Service dog used in criminal trial.

In a story befitting International Service Dog Week, this article from the New York Times outlines the contentious issue of a service dog being used to comfort and relax a 15 year old girl as she testified against her Step-father. Some say the dog unfairly sways jurors and can play on sympathy. Others say Rosie the Golden Retriever was vital in helping a teenage girl find the courage to testify against her Step-father. Read the article here.

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