On Sunday, April 3, 2011 from 7:00 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, Maryland the 1st Annual America’s VetDogs 5K Run/Walk will take place.
America’s VetDogs serves the needs and disabled veterans and active duty personnel by providing guide dogs for veterans who are blind, service dogs for those with disabilities other then blindness, physical therapy dogs to work with amputees in military and VA hospitals, and combat stress control dogs to be deployed overseas. Founded by the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, America’s VetDogs expands upon the foundation’s mission by providing an assistance dog program specifically for veterans that incorporates guide dogs, service dogs, and state-of-the-art mobility devices with the goal to provide the best services possible to improve the lives of veterans. America’s VetDogs has been awarded the Secretary of the Army Public Service Award, the second-highest level award given to civilians “for exceptional service that makes a substantial contribution to the accomplishment of the Army’s missions.”
America’s VetDogs services are provided at no cost to veterans, the military or active duty personnel. America’s VetDogs relies on voluntary public contributions to fund its efforts. This organization is continually striving to increase the options and services for veterans to ensure that they receive all the tools they need to once again be self-reliant. These dogs touch thousands of lives – disabled veterans, service members deployed overseas, and their families.
Please visit www.vetdogs.org for more information about America’s VetDogs, how to apply for services, and upcoming events.