Easter bunny ears on AFP dogs draw smiles from kids at Canberra Hospital
Updated April 14, 2017 15:43:33
A special visit from some Australian Federal Police (AFP) dogs, complete with bunny ears and non-scratch booties, has brought smiles to small faces at the Canberra Hospital this Easter long-weekend.
The highly trained dogs usually sniff out guns and explosives, but this weekend they had a different mission — spreading joy to children in the Canberra Hospital.
AFP dog trainer Jayson Mesman said special occasions and holidays were especially difficult for children and their families in hospital.
Mr Mesman said while the kids got a fun visit, the dogs — dressed in little shoes to prevent scratches — were also learning some social skills.