Calvert County Now Has Access to Comfort Dog “Dougall” to Assist Victims and Witnesses in Court

September 26, 2023

The Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office, in cooperation with the Sheriff’s Office, now has the use of a comfort dog to assist crime victims and witnesses when they are required to come to court.

The dog, named “Dougall,” is available on a case-by-case basis to provide emotional support to individuals who have experienced a traumatic or tragic event.

He is particularly effective with victims of child abuse.  “Dougall” is trained and certified to provide this service.