Cloe Poisson, Hartford Courant
December 17, 2012
A young boy pets Abby, a golden retriever, as Barnabas stands at left at a memorial to the victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting in the center of Sandy Hook Monday. The dogs were among nine therapy dogs brought to Sandy Hook from Portage, Ind., with the Holy Cross Lutheran Church to help mourners cope with the devastating loss. Seven of the dogs were brought to a private space where the Sandy Hook students were gathered Monday.