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Shelter dog finds new career as therapy dog for police department

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Posted at 6:55 PM, Sep 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 18:55:03-04

From living in a shelter to helping others, one Florida dog is finding a whole new meaning to life.

The Boynton Beach Police Department brought on the beagle mix named "Harley" to work as a therapy dog for kids alongside a detective in the special victims unit.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children believes Harley's new role will be a great addition to the force.

"For children, I can't imagine how Harley will not be a huge hit and help in really traumatic difficult situations," said Nancy McBride, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

The Boynton Beach Police Department said it is the first municipal police department in Florida to hire a therapy dog.

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