LCC K-9 Ministry Teams Comfort Students and Staff at Bluffton High School, South Carolina After the Tragic Death of a Fellow Student
On Monday, March 8, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Lizzie (Trinity - Savannah, Georgia) and Zoara (Island Lutheran - Hilton Head, South Carolina) with their LCC K-9 Ministry teams responded to an emergency site visit request from Bluffton High School, Bluffton, South Carolina to be present with the students and staff after a beloved student was tragically killed in a shooting last Friday.
The Bluffton High School administration, teachers, counselors, and support staff came together to be there for one another and their students. Lizzie and Zoara Comfort Dogs' calming and comforting presence helped the students relax and have conversations about their friend DJ.
Both LCC K-9 Ministry teams were able to spend time with the teachers and counselors before the students arrived. The staff welcomed their time as well with the comfort dogs.
Larry and Nancy Schlanser with Zoara Comfort Dog and Cindy Baldwin with Lizzie Comfort Dog did not hesitate when they heard the call to share the mercy, compassion, and presence of Jesus with this hurting community. Please keep the community of Bluffton, South Carolina, in your prayers as they continue to absorb the shock and grief of this tragic loss.
LCC never goes where we are not invited. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry NEVER charges those we serve. We put boots and paws on the ground within 24 hours (often fewer) from the time we get the invite.