Therapy dogs travel to Boston to provide comfort

Luther and Isaiah on their way to Boston (photo via Facebook).Luther and Isaiah on their way to Boston (photo via Facebook)

Several that helped survivors of the shooting are heading to Boston to offer canine .

The specially trained are provided by Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) of Addison, Illinois.

, president of LCC spoke with the “Today” show about the dogs' power to help. “People talk to the dogs—they're like furry counselors,” he said. “It's a chance to help bring some relief to people that are shaken up because of the bombings.”

According to “Today,” the golden retrievers and their handlers will stay in Boston until at least Sunday. They're based at First Lutheran Church, just a couple of blocks from the explosions. Hetzner told “Today” that the dogs will also travel to local hospitals to visit those who were injured in the blasts.

“I would imagine their effect will be the same as it was in Newtown,” Hetzner said. “They bring a

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