Griffin joins Ottawa County court as support dog

Ottawa County
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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.

Griffin will undergo surgery and recovery in the coming months before continuing his career in Ottawa County’s Canine Advocacy Program. You can follow Griffin’s journey on his Facebook page.

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