VIDEO: Comfort dogs will join children at witness stand in Monroe County

Courthouse Dog Team

Deputy Prosecutor Cheryl Polarek of Porter County along with her Courthouse Dog Tony and Sally Irvin, PhD, Program Director of ICAN accompanied by dog in training Jamie joined the Courthouse Dog team to share with the Monroe County Judiciary and other stakeholders the benefits of bringing a Courthouse Dog to our community.

RTV6 (WRTV – Indianapolis) did a nice story about our CASA facility dog initiative. We have applied for a facility dog with the Indiana Canine Assistance Network – ICAN and have our first interview on July 2nd. We are thrilled to have such great community support already. Although the process of matching a canine partner to our needs here in Monroe County can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years we are in the process of securing community partners for the veterinary care, a quality food source and supplies for our future canine co-worker. If you are interested in joining our CASA dog team please contact Kelli Shannon at our office at 812-333-2272. ‪#‎iamforthechild‬ ‪#‎healingdogs‬ ‪#‎courthousedogs‬

Here is the link to the video:  http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/video-comfort-dogs-will-join-children-at-witness-stand-in-monroe-county?autoplay=true