Abused kids in Gauteng get a little yelp to face the court

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Abused kids in Gauteng get a little yelp to face the court

A joint venture using therapy dogs is helping the process of testifying easier for kids

Senior reporter

One courthouse in Gauteng has gone to the dogs.

Dressed as magistrates, prosecutors, orderlies and stenographers, pooches are making court “appearances” to make it less daunting for child abuse victims to step into the witness box.

These seven courtroom canines don’t have aspirations to become legal eagles, but are specially trained therapy dogs who help to make courtrooms less daunting for children who have to testify against perpetrators of abuse...

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