Comfort Dog “Dougall” Assists Victims and Witnesses in Court

The Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office, in cooperation with the Sheriff’s Office, now has the use of a comfort dog to assist crime victims and witnesses when they are required to come to court.  The dog, named “Dougall,” is available on a case-by-case basis to provide emotional support to individuals who have experienced a traumatic or tragic event.  He is particularly effective with victims of child abuse.  “Dougall” is trained and certified to provide this service.