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Golden retreiver Jewel offers compassion to those in need

Comfort dog Jewel with caregivers and handlers Judy and Steve Schoenherr at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Loudon. A team of six church families care for Jewel and take her on visits to offer calm canine comfort to people. Photo by Amy McRary/News Sentinel

Comfort dog Jewel with caregivers and handlers Judy and Steve Schoenherr at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Loudon. A team of six church families care for Jewel and take her on visits to offer calm canine comfort to people. Photo by Amy McRary/News Sentinel

A local church close to Tellico Village, offers an unusual ministry thourgh its comfort dog Jewel.

Three-year-old Jewel is a trained comfort dog owned by Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Loudon. The cream-colored dog is one of 130 canines in the national Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry.

She lives with trainers and handlers, Judy and Steve Schoenherr in Tellico Village, but travels throughout Knoxville and the Southeast to offer comfort in times of stress and disaster.

Read Jewel’s story here.

Posted: July 26, 2016