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Warm paws and soft fur provide comfort after tragedy

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 11, 2021 8:56 AM CT | Published: October 11, 2021 4:00 AM CT

Maverick doesn’t speak. Nor does he perform heroics worthy of his ancestor, the TV star of “Lassie.” But the crisis response dog can listen, as he did for Kroger employees after the recent mass shooting in Collierville.

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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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