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Meet Butler, therapy dog at The Weather Channel

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After searching rescue shelters across the country, The Weather Channel has selected its new weather therapy dog from a shelter in North Carolina.

His name is Butler, a male shepherd mix rescued from the Humane Society of Charlotte. He is one-and-a-half years old, and weighs 35 pounds.

Considered the perfect therapy dog, Butler stole the hearts of producers and representatives from American Humane Association. He is attentive, well-mannered and energetic. He is affectionate, loves to kiss and sit in peoples laps. Just what folks need in times of disaster.

David Clark, president of The Weather Channel network, said “As the number of families affected by severe weather continues to grow each year, The Weather Channel is happy to welcome Butler, who will help bring joy to these families in their time of need.”

Last December, The Weather Channel announced a partnership with American Humane Association and launched a nationwide search to find the perfect therapy dog to help people affected by severe weather. Rescue dogs from all over the country were nominated.

And Butler was chosen.

During the weeks and months following a natural disaster, Butler and handler Amy McCullough from American Humane Association will visit schools, hospitals and shelters in communities hard-hit, in order to bring comfort and service.

Butler has already been photographed walking around monuments in Washington, D.C. See his photos and follow his travels on Facebook at Butler The Weather Channel Therapy Dog.

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