By Alexandria Osborne
WNPA Olympia Bureau 

Dogs bring comfort to victims, witnesses

Measure aims to clarify rules on courthouse dogs


Last updated 1/18/2023 at 11:17am

Courthouse dogs were on hand in Olympia as rules surrounding their appearance in court are clarified in a proposed bill in Olympia.

Four dogs sat in a House hearing room and two more watched the room over Zoom as a legislative committee discussed rules dog handlers must follow in courthouses for dogs to assist people who are providing testimony, including youth with disabilities. 

"I can't say how amazing these dogs are when something bad has happened to your kids, my kids. Really, they're our kids. All these kids belong t...

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