Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office mourns loss of volunteer therapy dog, Teddy

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of one of its volunteer therapy dogs, Teddy.

Teddy was part of the MCSO pet therapy initiative, which was designed to support mental health wellness among inmates and staff, the sheriff’s office said in a social media post.

According to the sheriff’s office, Teddy and his handler Paula were one of the three pairs of volunteers honored as 2020 Volunteers of the Year.

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Teddy and Paula had even made a special trip to visit victims of the Memorial Day Tornadoes, the sheriff’s office said.

“Thank you so much to Teddy and Paula for their service to the community and for bringing so many smiles and comfort to the sheriff’s office,” the post said.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Volunteer Therapy Dog, Teddy. The MCSO Pet therapy initiative...

Posted by Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Dayton Ohio on Tuesday, October 12, 2021