Therapy dogs are there to help people in need and on Saturday their work was celebrated in a walk-a-thon to benefit the charity honoring one of the Sandy Hook tragedy victims.
The second annual Charlotte's Litter Therapy Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon in West Haven was held in memory of first grader Charlotte Bacon, who was one of 20 children and six educators killed in the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School two years ago.
Charlotte loved dogs and her friends and family said that dogs brought them a lot of comfort after losing her, so that sparked the idea for the walk-a-thon.
At the walk-a-thon, people and their canine friends walked along the beach and through West Haven to raise money to fund therapy dogs for schools and people in need.
The walk-a-thon stepped off at Sea Bluff Beach, at the site of a playground in Charlotte's honor, at 10:30 a.m.