A look at Maricopa County Attorney's Office victim support K-9 program

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Dogs can help with all kinds of things. From bomb-sniffing to help warn people of impending seizures. 

Did you know there are even dogs that are helping people to get through a tough court case?

Several dogs are part of the Maricopa County attorney's office victim support K-9 program.

The county currently has three dogs working in the program. The first dog is Tori, an English Labrador retriever. The other two dogs, Ell and Morgan, both golden retrievers, are also part of the program.

The program first started in 2010. 

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County officials say that all facility dogs trained to work with victims of crime during court hearings, interviews and meetings related to their cases. 

According to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, the dogs' special training allows them to perform in a variety of behavioral situations and to remain focused when working with outside noises including sirens, emergency workers and even gavels.

The canines also represent the office at community events throughout the year.

For more information on the K9 Victim Support Program, click here

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