Lincoln County District Attorney Michelle Branan asked for and got permission from Lincoln County Commissioners to acquire pre-trained dogs that comfort young children when they’re in court. Branan told the commission that children are often traumatized by abusive parents but that the calming effects of a properly trained dog can help to turn that around. Budget for the first dog is well within the parameters of the county’s budget.
The commission agreed to apply for a grant to train the dog. lhe one in the photo is a stuffed dog.) The new animal will take a year to get up to speed.