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Comfort Dogs

Eureka High School Senior Killed in Auto Accident Print E-mail

LCC Deploys 6 LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs, 8 Handlers and Staff Members to Comfort the High School and the Community

We are called to bring Jesus - his refuge and strength - a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1)

high school On Wednesday, January 28 at 7 a.m., LCC received a phone call from the principal at Eureka High School in Eureka, Illinois asking if we could bring the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs to the school today because of the death of one of their students in an auto accident last night. Already more than 40 students had gathered in the library to mourn his passing.

teamBy 10:30 a.m. a team of 6 LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and 8 handlers deployed to Eureka. Central Illinois District president Rev. Mark Miller invited us to work with and through Pastor Joseph Burns and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eureka. Since Pastor Burns is ill, Pastor Tom Heren from Our Savior Lutheran Church in Washington, IL will join the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and handlers at the high school. Because of their assistance we will be able to bring the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to the students, faculty, staff and community of Eureka.

Please keep those who have been affected by this heartbreaking tragedy in your prayers, as well as those who are traveling.

LCC never charges those we serve, we rely on those led to help cover the transportation costs. Thank you for your faithful support!

You can contribute by:
Donating online:
K-9 Comfort Dog Travel Fund

Donating by mail (please put "K9 Travel Fund" in the memo line):
Lutheran Church Charities
333 West Lake Street
Addison, IL 60101
Donate by phone: (866) 455-6466

Donate to the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Travel Fund
Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015 10:55
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs at Pediatric Health Conference Print E-mail
Conference On Friday, January 23rd, 8 LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and handlers met with health care professionals at the Pediatric Priorities Conference held at Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet. The healthcare professionals learned about new techniques of pediatric care in the conference and about the healing power of dogs in the hallways.

LCC K-9’s Gracie (Trinity, Davenport, IA); Susie (St. Peter, Arlington Heights); Darlin (Mt. Greenwood, Chicago and St. Paul Matteson), Shami (St John, Darien); Samuel (St Paul, Lockport),Olympia, Ruthie and Comfort Dog in-training Pax also had a chance to visit with some patients on the pediatric floor, emergency room and a few individuals who heard about our visit in their rooms.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 18:44
Emmy Award Winner Ken Fay Speaks at Churches in Indiana and Illinois Print E-mail
Ken Fay Emmy Award Winner, Ken Fay, the director and producer of the award-winning video about LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs, Wags "N" Tails, and a member at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newtown, Connecticut, spoke this past Saturday at the invitation of Holy Cross in Portage, IN then on Sunday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hawthorn Woods, IL, and finally on Monday morning at the Bible study taught by LCC president, Tim Hetzner.

Ken spoke about his personal experiences with the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog ministry following the Sandy Hook tragedy and the growth and importance of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry in their community and the surrounding area. There are now 4 LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs serving in the region - Maggie (Christ the King, Newtown, CT), Addie (Immanuel, Danbury, CT), Lydia (Messiah, Lynnfield, MA) and Lily (Good Shepherd, Old Bridge, NJ).

Click here to watch Wags "N" Tails
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 18:45
Immanuel Batavia Mission Fair Print E-mail
Batavia On Sunday, January 25, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Bekah (Immanuel, Belvidere) and Chewie (LCC), along with Comfort Dogs-in-Training Anna, Asher, and Katie and their handlers, visited Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia, IL to attend their Mission Fair and share the work of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog ministry.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 13:21
Buffalo Grove Firefighters Meet the Next Generation of LCC K-9 and Kare-9 Dogs Print E-mail
Buffalo Grove Last Thursday, 12 LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and LCC Kare-9 Military Ministry dogs, plus their trainers, visited the Buffalo Grove, IL fire department. Firefighters from 3 Buffalo Grove fire stations came to introduce themselves to the dogs. In disaster and humanitarian crises, Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs are many times called on by first responders to offer solace and warm snuggles to people in stressful situations. Our mission to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need is made possible by the willingness of first responders to call on us to assist whenever possible. We thank them for their willingness to serve. Click here to watch a short video from this visit Donate to help keep the K-9 Comfort Dogs comforting
Donate to help continue the training of the Kare-9 Military Dogs
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015 15:20
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