The Levittown Lions Club showcased two puppy guide dogs at
the Business to Community Expo this past Saturday, as the club is working on
raising money for America's VetDogs program.
The club has been working with Smithtown Guide Dog Foundation for the past
25 years. Donations are now going towards the VetDogs program, which helps
returning service men and women in a number of ways.
“Right now our goal is $6,000, which is half way met,” said
Tom DiIorio Sr., member of the Lions Club. “
The VetDogs program teams disabled veterans and service
members with specially trained assistance dogs. The program is an overall
assistance dog program which uses guide dogs, service dogs, and
state-of-the-art technology to enhance the lives of disabled veterans of all
eras – from WWII to those recently wounded in active conflicts.
“We want the community to know about the project and our vet
dogs, and to let the Levittown community know that the Lions club is out there
to help our community members, our returning veterans, by donating a puppy,” he
Residents can visit www.guidedog.org
for more info. or call 1800-548-4337 to get in touch with a Vet Dog project