If you believe there aren’t any police dogs you can safely cuddle without having your face ripped off, you’d be wrong.
Meet Hawk, a four-year-old black Labrador retriever who comforts the victims of crime rather than tackling the baddies.
A judge in Calgary ruled this week Hawk could accompany two young children, a seven-year-old girl and her nine-year-old brother, as they testified in a case alleging their father sexually abused his young daughter.
"You might be the first dog in Canada, Hawk, to be a court-ordered comfort dog," Justice Bruce Millar said in granting the application, CBC News reported.
Both Crown and defence lawyers supported the decision.
Hawk and his handler, Calgary police Sgt. Brent Hutt, work in the department’s victim’s assistance unit. They’re familiar figures in the halls of justice, helping tense witnesses get through pre-trial interviews with Crown prosecutors and to relax before testifying.
If Hawk being in this room with these kids we’ve been dealing with