Meet 'Gus,' a handsome 4-year-old black and tan dapple longhair from Omaha, Nebraska. Gus and a team of therapy dogs recently helped calm people after a December shooting at Westroads Mall in Omaha. Gus and his human were there within hours after the shooting, and remained for several weeks, including the re-opening of the mall. Excerpt from KETV7: "That uncertainty about what lay ahead for them, and the challenges, instantly turned to comfort when they saw the dogs waiting for them at the doors," [Westroads asst mgr] Prew said.
"What we see is that even when we respond to a disaster, it's very hard for people to open up to us," [Gus' handler] O'Hara said. "What we see happen with the dogs is that people open up immediately."
Read all about Gus, and see a news video all about Gus at KETV7.