Dog Healer Helps Rape Victims Recover

Align:start 3 DOG HEALERS.A GOLDEN RETRIEVER IN MILFORD IS HELPING IN THE RECOVERY OF RAPE VICTIMS.NEWS 8 ANCHOR SCOTT MCDONNELL TAKES US INSIDE A CON

Align:start 3 DOG HEALERS.A GOLDEN RETRIEVER IN MILFORD IS HELPING IN THE RECOVERY OF RAPE VICTIMS.NEWS 8 ANCHOR SCOTT MCDONNELL TAKES US INSIDE A CONNECTICUT RAPE CRISIS CENTER…… WHERE PET THERAPY IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE. HERE’S TONIGHT’S CLOSER LOOK. 3 (DELIVERING THE MAIL)LILY THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER LOVES DELIVERING THE MAIL./// TONY CALLS LLLY 10:”COME HERE LIL!! SIT SIT, GOOD GIRL”BUT SHE DOES MUCH MORE THAN THAT AT THE RAPE CRISIS CENTER IN MILFORD. INTIMATE SHOTSOT /// 10:05:52′ SEXUAL ASSAULT INVOLVES SOME DIFFIFULT THINGS TO TALK ABOUT, THERES OFTEN SHAME ASSOCIATED WITH THAT (COVER THIS BITE)THE 7 YEAR OLD HAS A NEW ROLE -THAT HOLDS DEEP MEANING FOR VICTIMS OF RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CONNECTICUTSOT /// 10:”WE’VE HAD THE EXPERINCE WHERE SOME OF OUR CLIENTS HAVE STARTED CRYING, AND :LILLY JUST GOES TO THEM AND SITS NEXT TO THEM AND STAYS WITH THEMTHREE SHOT / 10:LILLY’S OWNER – PEGGY PISANO AND OTHERS WITH THE RAPE CRISIS CENTER THOUGHT LILLY COULD BE A HUGE ASSET WITH HELPING VICTIMS.SO SHE WAS TRAINED AS A THERAPY DOG….

Line:92% /// SOT /// 10:’IT IS UNIQUE, – AT LEAST IN CONNECTICUT, NOT SURE ABOUT NATIONWIDE. BUT SINCE SOME STORIES HAVE COME OUT WE’VE HAD GREAT INTEREST AROUND THE COUNTRY ABOUT HAVING THERAPY DOGS AT RAPE CRISIS CENTERSA CUTE AND UNASSUMING WELCOME SOT /// 10:”ITS A VERY HARD THING, TO CROSS THE THRESHOLD TO A RAPE CRISIS CENTER. ITS SEEMS LILLY – LIKE MANY PETS – INNATLEY KNOWS WHEN SOMEONE IS STRUGGLINGSOT /// 10:’THEY WANT TO COMFORT, THEY SENSE THAT SOMEONE IS GOING THROUGH DIFFICULTY”HANDS ON LILLYSHE – DOESNT JUDGE, BUT SIMPLY SITS…..AND LISTENSSOT 10:SHE DOESNT MAKE ANYONE FEEL BAD ABOUT ANYTHING, IF YOU’RE ANGRY SHE UNDERSTANDS THAT TOOITS BEEN SUCH A SUCCESS…THE HOPE IS TO BRING LILLY INTO FORENSIC INTERVIEWS FOR CHILDREN OF SEXUAL ABUSE.A DIFFICULT JOB – BUT LILLY DOESNT SEE IT THAT WAY….AND MAYBE THATS WHY IT WORKS SO WELL.SOT /// 10:’ I JUST KNOW THATS SHES PERFECT FOR THIS KIND OF WORK” (PUSH IN ON LILY WITH THIS SOUNDBITE)IN MILFORD….SCOTT MCDONNELL NEWS 8 THE RAPE CRISIS CENTER OF MILFORD RELIES HEAVILY ON FUNDRAISERS TO SUPPORT VICTIMS.

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