A Woodbridge event is showing citizens how service dogs help veterans.
K9s Serving Vets is hosting its ‘Service Dog Salute’ event.
The non-profit helps veterans who are searching for service dogs.
Kira Clark from K9s Serving Vets talked about the organization with What’s Up Prince William in July 2017.
Service dogs are used for various purposes, including calming veterans down.
“That’s what a lot of service dogs do for veterans with [Post traumatic stress disorder] — trying to interrupt a flashback or … distract them from whatever is causing the agitation,” Clark told What’s Up Prince William on Friday.
Guide dogs are available for individuals who can’t see and hearing assistance dogs help those who have impaired hearing.
Other dogs assist people who are having seizures or can let them know when a seizure is about to occur.
Raffles and a silent auction will be offered at the annual program, which is slated for 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on August 10.
Raffle tickets cost $5 and can be purchased on the K9s Serving Vets website.
Attendees may also enjoy food and drinks.
The Service Dog Salute is being held at The Bungalow Alehouse, 2840 Prince William Parkway.
Volunteers are needed for the event.
To serve as a volunteer, contact Clark at 703-652-6040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community members are asked to help spread the word about the program.
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