How These Golden Retrievers Are Giving Comfort to Those Affected in El Paso Shooting

The dogs were provided by Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Ministries.

These golden retrievers are providing comfort to those affected by the recent mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. 

The dogs were provided by Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Ministries, which trains the pups to comfort people of all ages who are in need. 

"They bring comfort because they show unconditional love," Tim Hetzner, president of LCC, told Inside Edition. "They're confidential, don’t take notes and they're not judgmental."

He added: "They help people calm down for a little bit and relax."

The comfort is much needed in the community were 22 people were gunned down Saturday and dozens more were injured. The dogs were dispatched to help not only the survivors but also the first responders who've seen so much horror in recent days. 

"We heard there was puppies and we came to get the joy of them," said Riannen Aguirre, an office coordinator at Del Sol Medical Center, hugging a dog close.