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Training session teaches about courthouse dogs

March 11, 2014 • Local News

Courthouse dogs Molly, left, and Max get acclimated to the Chaves County Courthouse as the 5th Judicial District Attorney’s Office hosted a training session, Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo)

Courthouse dogs Molly B. and Max held their debut in District Court, Tuesday. Roswell’s celebrity and CASA dog Moose put in an appearance as staff gathered to meet the two Labs.

Max is one of three who will be placed in southeast New Mexico. One will eventually come to stay in Roswell with carer / handler District Attorney Janetta Hicks and her Chaves County alternates, Angela Valdez and Omega Day.

The process of approval has been lengthy. Hick’s said that their office applied in December or January. However, the initial application required background information, along with back-up documentation, before it could be submitted. They received their approval from Assistance Dogs of the Southwest in February.

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