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Therapy Doggo Saves A Life: Hats Off To Digby The Doggo (Twitter Thread)

Today we would like to share with you a very important story that we found while roaming through the depths of twitter. Digby is a full time service dog at Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service in England. He is often used to diffuse difficult situations and helps crews who have been exposed to trauma during talking therapy.

When the Fire and Rescue Service was called to the scene of a young woman considering taking her life, one of the service members had the amazing idea to bring in Digby the Diffuser. When Digby arrived on the scene, the young woman instantly smiled. She was offered the opportunity to play with Digby and she accepted, and in doing so her life was saved. Never underestimate the extent to which dogs can be therapeutic. The power of this awwmazing doggo literally saved a woman's life. We hope this person gets all the help she needs and deserves, and we are so thankful that Digby was there to help her! Digby gained quite a bit of twitter fame for his brave actions. Fellow doggos reached out to express their support for Digby! He was even offered a hot date! Way to go Digby, you are pawsitively awesome.

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    Digby, the legend himself! In all his floofy glory. Boopable nose, floof for days, we can see why they call him Digby the Diffuser. It's impossible not to smile while in the presence of such a magnificent and well trained doggo!


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    Font - Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service @DSFire. Jun 15 DEYON Replying to @DSFireUpdates We were at the incident as part of a multi-agency response. Police negotiators were speaking with the woman but the situation was becoming increasingly worrying.
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    Stress.


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    Rectangle - Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service O @DSFire. Jun 15 One of the fire crews had the idea to bring along Digby, our 'defusingʻ dog. ... Digby helps crews who have been exposed to trauma during talking therapy 'diffusing' sessions.
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    We have got to give a huge shout out to the fire crew that thought of bringing Digby to the scene. Digby also helps crews who have been exposed to traumatic situations- the crew is very familiar with the therapeutic powers of doggos.


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    Font - Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service @DSFire. Jun 15 ** When Digby arrived, the young woman immediately swung her head round to look, and smiled. This got a conversation started about Digby and his role at the fire service.
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    Font - Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service @DSFire. · Jun 15 ... She was asked if she would like to come and meet Digby if she came back over the railings, which we are pleased to say she did. We wish the woman involved all the best in her recovery.
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    Smile - Gerald Taylor ... @AMGeraldTaylor Replying to @DSFireUpdates Digby is amazing!
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    Dog - Alison Jones @Jones2Alison Replying to @DSFireUpdates and @MaRaineyBlues Jasper the Cockapoo would love to give Digby a big high five for his awesome, or should I say 'paw-some, work . Hoping the lady receives all the support and help she needs X
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    Dog - Oli @ RdgButler Replying to @DSFireUpdates Digby, Meg thinks you're amazing and wonders if you're free on Friday night?
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    Via @

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    Dog - Kirsten Murphy Square #4326 @IndyGhirl ... Replying to @DSFireUpdates Amazing Digby. This is Lucky my toy poodle, he has stopped me from taking my life on a number of occasions and is the reason I reached out for help. I am now awaiting cbt and take antidepressants
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    We love to hear other stories about the how supportive and therapeutic pets can be!


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    Dog - Paul Tam epaultam14 Replying to @DSFirelpdates Charlie loves your work Digby!
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    Font - Shanon Kaye @sa3371 - Jun 16 Replying to @DSFireUpdates @dog_rates Doesn't this good boi deserve 15/10?
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    Via @sa3371

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    The Digs. We love you! 

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