KGH Loses Its First Pet Therapy Dog
Kennewick General Hospital is healing after the death of one of it's own- a much loved therapy dog who visited hundreds of patients over the years.
Braemar was the first dog in the Paws for Patients program, which means patients could ask for a visit from him in their room.
Doctors say he brought them a sense of peace and normalcy to their lives.
"The moment that the dog is there, licking your face you feel whole again and you can forget the fact that your sick that you've had a loss thats the biggest gift anybody can give you and thats something special about dogs," says Dr Stephen Iacoboni.
Braemar died three weeks ago after his owner Karrie Napier found out her dog had bone cancer.
"Every person he saw he wanted to say hello to and they obviously were very interested in him cuz he's so large and he was so beautiful that it just was a perfect fit," says Napier.