DENVER (CBS4)– Dogs can be seen wandering the concourses at Denver International Airport several times a month to help comfort passengers. It’s part of a new pet therapy program.
Starting Monday, dogs will be in the concourses to help passengers with anxiety or long hours waiting for delayed flights.READ MORE: 11 African Lions Test Positive For COVID At Denver Zoo
“They’re dogs who are going to ease the stress of travel, they’re going to provide comfort and they’re going to provide hugs and hopefully make you smile,” said DIA CEO Kim Day.READ MORE: Judge Expected To Rule On Douglas County Schools Mask Lawsuit On Tuesday
Although there are no exact dates or times for the visits, DIA said each of the 28 dogs and their handlers should be there about three times a month.
The dogs and their handlers wear vests that read “CATS.” It’s no mistake, the acronym stands for Canine Airport Therapy squad.MORE NEWS: Many Colorado Pharmacies Slammed With Demand As COVID Booster Eligibility Widens