America’s VetDogs Program Presentation
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Annette MacNair will be joining us to talk about America's VetDogs program! Annette is the Puppy Advisor for a new program at the Maine State Prison in Warren. MSP is the first prison in Maine to have joined the America's VetDogs program and currently has 4 puppies being raised and trained by inmates who are Veterans themselves. On the weekends the puppies are out in the community being raised by "weekend raisers". The presentation will include some of our local Weekend Raisers and their Puppy's.
The service dog programs of America’s VetDogs® were created to provide enhanced mobility and renewed independence to veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders with disabilities, allowing them to once again live with pride and self-reliance. Not only does a service dog provide support with daily activities, it provides the motivation to tackle new challenges.
VetDogs trains and places guide dogs for individuals who are blind or have low vision; PTSD service dogs to help mitigate the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder; hearing dogs for those who have lost their hearing later in life; service dogs for those with other physical disabilities, and facility dogs as part of the rehabilitation process in military and VA hospitals.
For more information, visit: www.vetdogs.org