ROCKLAND — The Rockland Public Library presents volunteers with America’s VetDogs, Thursday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to all.
A local group of weekend puppy raisers from America’s VetDogs will be speaking on their work raising future guide dogs in this presentation at Rockland Public Library.
America’s VetDogs® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves the needs of disabled veterans and disabled first responders. VetDogs provide guide dogs for individuals who are blind or have low vision; hearing dogs for those who have lost their hearing later in life; service dogs for those with other physical disabilities; facility dogs as part of the rehabilitation process in military and VA hospitals; and PTSD service dogs to help mitigate the effects of PTSD by providing emotional and physical support.
Locally, yellow and black lab puppies are raised at the Maine State Prison to become service dogs; each weekend, volunteers take the puppies out of the prison for socialization and exposure to new experiences.
This event will take place in the Community Room and will be livestreamed via Zoom; the Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union St.
For more information or for Zoom links, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 p.m. on November 30.