Fundraising walk to support autism service dogs
Beagle, Collie, Cocker Spaniel, Labrador, Old English Sheepdog, Poodle, Portuguese Water Dog and St. Bernard: we’re calling all dogs to support Guiding Eyes for the Blind’s Heeling Autism Program!
On Saturday, Sept. 28, join the Cold Spring Lions at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church on Main Street and Route 9D in Cold Spring. (Rain date Sunday, Sept. 29).
Strut your stuff and celebrate what Heeling Autism service dogs achieve within families. Families with Heeling Autism dogs will be on hand at Strut Your Pup to speak about their experiences. Their service dogs are adorable, but they’re also specially trained to provide safety and companionship for children with autism. This creates new opportunities for independence and greatly reduces parental stress. Parents no longer have to worry about sons or daughters bolting into dangerous situations.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Yorktown Heights provides autism service dogs at no charge. This includes the service dog, equipment and training on-site and at home. The nonprofit’s programs and services are provided entirely through public support.
Canines come, bring your people, and “strut!” There will be barks, laughs, music, learning and lots of treats for you and the whole family – it will be a great dog day afternoon. Contact Cold Spring Lions Club President David Lilburne at 845-424-3867.
Cold Spring Lions Club will celebrate their 75th year of providing community service including assistance with eye exams and glasses, eyeglass collection, seniors’ day dinner, shredder day, hurricane and flood relief, holiday wish list and food baskets, college scholarships, mother of year honoree, vacation camp for the blind, Strut Your Pup for Heeling Autism, Guiding Eyes for the Blind and the Hoving Home. Visit guidingeyes.org, facebook.com/guidingeyes, or @guidingeyes on Twitter.