Saturday, February 4, 2023

The D.A. Goes to the Dogs

 Rankin-Madison District Attorney Bubba Bramlett issued the following statement. 

Madison and Rankin Counties' District Attorney Bubba Bramlett announced the addition of a new therapy dog, Marshmallow, to his staff. Marshmallow is an 11-month-old English Cream Golden Retriever who will work alongside office staff to comfort and serve children and other victims who visit the District Attorney's Office. 

Specially trained therapy dogs provide comfort and support to people in various tense environments. They can help people feel at ease, improve their mood, relieve anxiety, and remove social barriers. Therapy dogs are highly trained and certified to show their ability to work in stressful environments, ignore distractions, and provide therapy to people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances. 

"I want to thank Katrinna Miller and her organization, Mississippi Therapy Animals, for their amazing generosity in providing and trusting our office with Marshmallows care and continued training," said District Attorney Bramlett. "In a time where mental health awareness is on the rise, Marshmallow will serve a huge role in comforting victims and family members who, often due to no fault of their own, find themselves in our office in an unfamiliar situation. Marshmallow has already had a noticeable effect in the short time he's been coming to work,” stated Bramlett. 

For more information on Mississippi Therapy Animals, including how you can volunteer, please visit their Facebook page or website,


Anonymous said...

It is absolutely amazing how the world civilization managed to survive tens of thousands of years without therapy animals. Just another example of the mental/emotional weakness which plagues so of much of today's society.

Creating snowflakes said...

@12:00 PM - Exactly. Why do schools have to call in an army of therapists if a teacher or student or even a public figure dies? This creates young adults who need comfort rooms in the workplace, with teddy bears and hot cocoa, just like Twitter Inc. had until recently.

Life is hard. It's harder when you're stupid. (John Wayne).

Kingfish said...

so when a child gets molested by a relative or parent, the child should just toughen up. Got it.

Anonymous said...

Let’s hope the dog never gets used! That would be the best outcome for all children.

DD said...

I have a friend-lady in the northeast who trains these animals. She is on number 14 today, just started with him last week. I believe she spends more than a year with each one but could be mistaken about that. She's trained 13 and released them to various environments as therapists and caretakers and that's exactly what they are...therapists and caretakers. I will forward her a link to this story. Thanks.

DD said...

I forgot to mention that when my mother was in a 'retirement home' for two years, with regularity we carried out Grand-Dog, a Sheltie, to visit and everybody seemed to enjoy the visit. But I'm sure old people survived for thousands of years and died without this simple comfort. Glad we got to do that.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful animal!

Anonymous said...

Dogs are awesome, they all go to heaven, and we don't deserve them.

Put your wife and your dog in the trunk of your car and drive around for twenty minutes. Stop and open the trunk. Your dog will act like your best friend and be genuinely happy and excited to see you. Your wife will attempt to draw and quarter you, at best.

Anonymous said...

@12:00 - Mankind survived for a good while prior to the invention of enemas, too. I certainly don't want to offend you, but may I make a suggestion?

Anonymous said...

Hey 12:00, do you think you’re Liver King or something? FYI, “the world civilization [whatever that means] managed to survive tens of thousands of years without” running to the comments section on JJ to post the stupidest shit possible. But here you are, doing just that.

Sometimes things change for the better, 12:00. Sorry, no one didn’t run it by you first, you Karen.

Anonymous said...

I thought all you had to do to call it a support animal was to buy one of those little signs to wrap around the dog, or any other animal, saying it is a support animal.

Anonymous said...

Someone should make a list f the positive reasons to visit a DA's office, then make a negative list of reasons. I think on balance the need for comfort would become clear, just say'in.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this KF. Someone recommended Katrinna Miller to train our dog to visit at nursing homes or play with special needs children. We didn’t know much about her, but it sounds like she would be a good one for training after we finish all of our pup’s beginner and intermediate obedience classes.

Anonymous said...

More government offices should have therapy animals.

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