Comfort dogs from Chicago-area headed to Dallas

DALLAS -- Some Chicago-area comfort dogs are headed to Dallas today to provide healing after the deaths of five officers last week.

The Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs are trained to help people deal with tragedy, through animal affection.

Six dogs from Illinois, Texas, Nebraska and Oklahoma are being sent along with their handlers.

The two dogs from Illinois, "Luther" and "Ruthie," left from Northbrook this morning.

Five police officers were killed and seven others wounded in the ambush in Dallas last week. It was the deadliest single incident for U.S. law enforcement since September 11, 2001.

To contribute to the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Travel Expense Fund to help them continue comforting, please visit: https://goo.gl/CihBVf