Caber is a hero – and he probably doesn’t even realise the lives he saves.
Seven-year-old Caber was the special Labrador permitted by police to be used as a support service by the victim, as she recounted the traumatic crimes. For most of the trial, the beautiful dog sat protectively around the girl’s feet.
Caber’s handler, Kim Gramlich, told reporters that the girl frequently bent down to cuddle and hold Caber, who appeared to calm her down. Without Caber, Ms Gramlich doubts that the victim would have been able to get through her “highly traumatic and emotional testimony”.
Crown lawyer, William Sayson, who applied for Caber to be allowed into the courtroom, said that, “When the child was testifying, she would reach down to just pet or rub the dog. When she broke down during the testimony, we had to stand down. She basically lay down beside the dog. They laid down together and it really helped her calm down and she was able to return to court and complete her testimony.”
Caber is one beautiful and special dog. (Post continues after gallery.)