In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 file photo, Addison Strychalsky, 2, of Newtown, Conn., pets Libby, a golden retriever therapy dog, during a visit from the dogs and their handlers to a memorial for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims in Newtown. As the shock of Newtown's horrific school shooting starts to wear off, as the headlines fade and the therapists leave, residents are seeking a way forward through faith, community and a determination to seize their future. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
NEWTOWN, CT - As the community of Newtown, Connecticut begins the healing process, help is pouring in from across the region.
As that recovery begins, who better to lend support than man's best friend?
In front of a field of flowers, candles and toys, a half-dozen golden retrievers stood ready to comfort the town Monday (12/17).
Some of the dogs are there specifically to comfort the children who witnessed the unspeakable on Friday (12/14) and can't find the words to express their grief.
One of the dog's owners is from the town of Sandy Hook and she said that she is overwhelmed by all of the support. She says in coming weeks and months they are going to need that support to make peace with what happened.