Dogs Give 'Hope' to Navy Yard Employees | NBC4 Washington

Remembering the 12 people killed Sept. 16, 2013

Dogs Give 'Hope' to Navy Yard Employees



    (Published Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013)

    Workers at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard got a unique pick-me-up Thursday morning.

    Hope Dogs greeted employees in parking lots around the Navy Yard as they arrived. The dogs also stopped by for a visit Wednesday after a prayer service for employees.

    Last week, IT contractor Aaron Alexis gunned down 12 workers and injured several others at the Navy Yard.

    Hope is an animal-assisted crisis response team that uses dogs to help people cope with traumatic events.