Buddy the Therapy K9 Makes First Public Appearance

Buddy the Therapy K9 Makes First Public Appearance

Pictured left to right are: Council members Mike Shutran, Robert Berg, Detective Holzgrafe and Buddy, Jim Zimmerman, Mayor Pete Rust, Gary Killpack, George Jost and Sherry Bushman.

GREEN RIVER — The City of Green River’s new therapy dog, Buddy, visited the Green River City Council Tuesday night during their regularly scheduled meeting.

The City Council approved a proclamation declaring the month of April 2021 Child Abuse Prevention Month. 

Dog handler and Juvenile Detective Martha Holzgrafe handles child abuse cases for the City of Green River.  Buddy, a therapy dog, will be used when Holzgrafe is interviewing juveniles. The dog helps keep juveniles calm.

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The Wyoming Children’s Trust Fund sent the City several blue and silver stick fans, which were placed all around the council chambers.

The City Council also proclaimed the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.