Helping Heroes: Meet Chaplain Ron and his therapy dog Molly

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Canines for Christ Chaplain Ron Leonard and his therapy dog Molly.

Ron Leonard and his rescue dog provided much-needed care to frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Nashville, Tenn.

Ron is a chaplain with Canines for Christ, a ministry that now has 900 volunteers and over 1,000 dogs across the nation, and Molly is his therapy dog.

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“Molly is a sweetheart and Ron’s a really good guy,” La Verne Police Chief Mike Walker told “Fox & Friends.”

The two have been together for seven years now and have been on at least 4,900 visits delivering a comforting presence.

He decided to get into ministry after retiring from the military, serving in the Army National Guard and U.S. Navy as a cook.

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Ron and his wife, Marilyn, adopted Molly when she was just six weeks old after being left to die in freezing weather alongside her mom.

When he discovered Canines for Christ, a ministry that now has 900 volunteers and over 1,000 dogs across the nation, he said, “little did we know she would become a hero to so many.”

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Follow Ron on Twitter or connect with him at Canines for Christ’s website.

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