Dogs visit BMC to provide some relief to patients, staff
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Since the bombing at the Boston Marathon there have been many touching stories of those paying their respects and helping people heal.
On Monday, the two week anniversary of the bombing, a group of therapy dogs visited Boston Medical Center to provide some relief.
“There’s nothing better than a puppy and all the kindness that’s given to BMC lately, it’s just wonderful,” said Meg Wood, who works at BMC.
Staff, patients and visitors lined up to cozy up to the dogs, courtesy of the North Shore Animal League of America. The group brought the dogs from New York to bring comfort after so much tragedy.
“They go from having a tough day and they immediately start smiling and they come up to the dogs and it kind of takes them out of reality for a second,” said animal rescuer Jackie Audette.
The group brought 15 dogs and puppies, some of them certified therapy dogs.
Boston Medical Center is still treating three patients from the bomb blasts two weeks ago, but the dogs are also there to help the employees and the community.
“If you think about the staff they’ve had to put in long hours and they’ve seen some traumatic things,” said Audette.
The dogs will also be at the hospital on Tuesday. The dogs are also available for adoption.