WINNIPEG – There’s a cute new addition to the team at Manitoba justice.
Milan is a three year old black lab who works as a therapy dog for kids and families who have been victims of crime.
Her handler, Vivian Bott says she’s making a huge difference already.
“People are like ‘Dog? You have a dog?’ and these kids, their faces light up and even the parents, their faces light up too,” says Bott. “Everybody loves her and it really helps keep the kids grounded a little bit. It settles them down so that when we have to talk to them about terrible things, she’s there.”
Milan arrived in July and when she’s not at work, she lives with Bott.
She’s the first dog like this to work in our province.
The costs to take care of her are paid for through a special fund that seizes money generated by crime.