Three very special K9s from South Jersey left for California in the hopes of comforting those affected by the recent wildfires and the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks.

The pups make up Tri-State K9 Crisis Response Team, led by the experienced Cece the Golden Retriever, who has lent her furry friendliness following several other disasters. For her two four-legged buddies, this will be their first trip.

The team, along with six handlers and TSK9RT staff members, left Haddon Heights in Camden County Sunday morning, bound for Thousand Oaks where the shooting took the lives of 12 people, and the area surrounding Paradise, California, which has been devastated by fires.

TSK9RT's Janice Campbell tells WPVI-TV, "We'll be out somewhere during the time of a crisis, and the dogs will see somebody upset. They will guide us over to that person and they will put their head in their lap or on their shoulder and provide emotional support to them, that is something they seek out."

We hope Cece and her friends can bring some smiles to some fellow Americans in desperate need of support right now.

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