Dog sworn into Illinois state’s attorney’s office to help sexual assault victims

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Photo: Cook County State’s Attorney via Twitter

CHICAGO, Ill. (WTVO) — The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office gave the oath of office to Hatty the black lab on Tuesday.

Hatty will now become an official officer in providing support to children who are victims of sexual assault, according to ABC News.

The 2-year-old was sworn in by placing her right paw over a law book during the swearing-in ceremony.

“Coming to this work with compassion and understanding of victims’ experiences helps to ensure the system is fair and just to everyone,” Stte’s Attorney Kim Fox said on Twitter. “Hatty was trained to help provide comfort and relaxation while victims are in the courthouse or while they are giving their testimony.”

Hatty is expected to handle between 150 and 200 cases each year.

Hatty was trained by inmates through a therapy dog group called Duo, based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Photo: Photo: Cook County State’s Attorney via Twitter

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