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Two comfort dogs, and their human handlers, were shot this past Saturday in Joplin, Missouri.
The canines in question were part of the therapy dogs team from Lutheran Church Charities (Website) that visited countless Orlandoans in need, following the Pulse shootings. A van carrying the dogs and three church members was caught in gunfire as they left the Immanuel Lutheran Church, shortly after 5 a.m. on Saturday.
Both the dogs and the three passengers in the van were struck by gunfire, all are recovering. Kenneth Eby, the driver of the van is in critical condition, one dog was shot in the neck and has already received surgery.