Whether comforting others daily within the communities they serve, or reaching out to individuals during times of disaster or crisis, Lutheran Church Charities brings the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need.
The LCC K-9 Ministry will now bring the same mercy and compassion to individuals during court system situations. In many cases, individuals often experience a range of emotions, including anxiety and even fear, while going through adoption, cases of abuse, or other legal processes where testimony is required. Working with the Prosecutor’s office in Lucas County, Ohio, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ezra has been placed in the primary role of bringing a calming presence to those in the court system. This placement provides LCC with a new ministry opportunity to bring a Christian presence to those who may not know Jesus Christ without proselytizing.
Lucas County Prosecutor Julia R. Bates welcomes LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ezra as a member of its team, serving individuals affected by crime.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ezra will remain an LCC owned staff dog to maintain a separation of church and state. His court system scheduling will be handled through the Prosecutor’s Office in coordination with LCC and Trinity Lutheran Church in Toledo, Ohio. LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ezra will have three court system handlers, two victim advocates and one Deputy Sheriff, plus handlers from Trinity Lutheran Church. LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ezra will have caregivers from Trinity Lutheran, who is also the home to LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Anna.
LCC will be covering the cost of the K-9 Comfort Dog, veterinarian expenses, food and care for the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog. Individual or Corporate Sponsors are also being sought. Please consider donating to help cover the cost for LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ezra as they serve those in need.