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Dogs Give 'Hope' to Navy Yard Employees



    The healing process at Navy Yard was helped along by a unique group. Dogs that are part of the HOPE Crisis response team spent part of the day comforting workers there. (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.