HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — Ottawa County’s court system is welcoming a new furry employee.
Griffin is Ottawa County’s new canine advocate. The county prosecutor’s office says the 8-month-old black Labrador retriever will provide emotional support to children who are testifying and “be a friendly face and a soft hug to those in need.”
Griffin was just 7 weeks old when he began training through Leader Dogs for the Blind’s prison puppy program. The prosecutor’s office says he was a “star student,” at Chippewa Correctional Facility, but was eventually disqualified from the program because of hip dysplasia.