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West Virginia governor and first lady introduce first Friends With Paws therapy dog in Pup Rally at Welch Elementary School


Gov. Jim Justice and first lady Cathy Justice on Friday visited Welch Elementary School in McDowell County for a “Pup Rally” to celebrate the arrival of the state’s first therapy dog through the new Friends With Paws program.
“We’re embarking on something really special,” Justice said. “Our amazing students are the reason for all of this. In this day and age, it can be pretty stressful to be a kid. But to have a little doggie like Coal at school, who loves everybody, all the time, it’s going to brighten our students’ spirits and warm their hearts like you can’t imagine.”
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