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1 n Partnership with: I FRANKLIN COUNTY VETERANS aFFAIRS Good Dog Training School OPERATION 15271 Williamsport Pike SAVE A - VET - Greencastle, PA 17225 Helen Carlson, trainer PET - A - SAVE Franklin County Veteran Affairs 425 Franklin Farm Lane Chambersburg, PA 17202 - 4326 717 - 263 [email protected]

2 DO NATION REQUEST SERVICE DOG OVERVIEW TRAINER FOR THE PROGRAM As you may be aware, Franklin County is home to Vet, Save - A - Our trainer for Operation Save - A - Pet is a - A - Vet, Save - Operation Save over 13,500 veterans , many of who are rated with A Pet is Helen Nolan Carlson. Helen and - program dedicated to helping Franklin some level of disability by the Department of her husband Brad own and operate Good ice County veterans with serv - connected Veterans Affairs (VA). These numbers do not include the thousands of current military personnel disabilities lead happier, healthier, and more Dog: Boarding, Doggie Day Care & who call Franklin County home. Nor do these Training which is located at 15271 productive lives. This program benefits the numbers include veteran not on file wit h the VA, Williamsport Pike, Greencastle, PA 17225. veteran, the dog, and the community. many of whom are also living with the wounds of military service. Service dogs have proven to be highly Helen has been training dogs for over 36 valuable in assisting veterans with all types years. At the Franklin County Veterans Affairs Office, of disabilities, includ ing, but not limited to, for our area veterans by doing more we are expanding outreach services. Our veterans should diabetes, seizure disorders, posttraumatic to improve the quality of their life as have services stress disorder and psychiatric disorders, well as the lives of their friends and families, close stability and traumatic brain injury. to their home. With that in mind, Franklin County Veterans Affairs has identified several outreach Our dogs come from local rescues and initiatives. Our goal is to bring necessary services and outrea ch events to our veterans. shelters, and a few select breeding lines, and y specialized training are provided with highl Our newest program is our service dog and care. These dogs are then capable of Vet, Save - - A - A program, Operation Save Pet. - serving veterans with a number of physical We are looking to partner with people like to and psychological needs. make this goal a reality. To be truly beneficial, we need the larger community to help us While the dog is in training, the veteran will embrace and enhance the lives of our veterans. not be responsible for training costs, initial GRANT INFORMATION The Veterans Affairs Office and the Board of veterinary care, or other in cidental expenses Commissioners ask that you join our efforts, that might be incurred. After the dog - A - Vet, Save - Pet is made - Operation Save A partnering with us to support these vital programs. long, three phase completes a rigorous year - possible in part by a grant from the Any donation you make to our Veterans Outreach training program (with the dog and veteran Fund is tax deductible and will help us get these Pennsylvania Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF). training together during the last phase) and programs up and running. It is a way of giving a Donations can be made to the VTF by if the trainer believes that they are ready, the little to those who have already given so much. indicating a preference to donate on PA trainer will schedu le and evaluate the team If you would like to donate to support this worthy driver’s license or registration renewal, or for certification. If certified, it is expected cause, please make checks payable to Franklin that the service dog will work between six by purchasing an “Honoring Our Veterans” ill ensure your County Veterans Affairs. This w and ten years before they are retired. Health license plate. donation is utilized for veteran outreach. and age will be a contributing factor to the estimated time frame. We thank you in advance for any support you may . offer

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