LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Abraham (Trinity – Hicksville, New York)
(Sunday, April 24-30, 2019 – Hicksville News / Allison Eichler)
His tail is wagging at a mile a minute, but Abraham remains perfectly calm and composed as he sits at primary caregiver Donna Haines’ feet.
Trinity Lutheran Church (TLC) in Hicksville welcomed the 14-month-old golden retriever into their community only a week ago, but he’s already a local sensation. Abraham isn’t a regular dog, he’s a comfort dog—the first in New York to belong to a church. After 2,000 hours of training at the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry’s Nebraska and Chicago facilities, Abraham was deemed ready to begin his service.