BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — A local guide dog foundation will receive federal grants to help give wounded veterans in need of service dogs.
According to a release, the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation out of Bloomfield will receive over $100,000 in federal funding to help train two German Shepherds to be placed with visually impaired vets within the next 12 months.
“Our veterans risk and sacrifice so much,” Congressman John Larson said. “It is our moral imperative to ensure they receive all the support they need when they come home. I commend the DOD and Fidelco for their continued commitment to our wounded warriors. These service dogs have an incredible impact on the lives of our veterans, allowing them greater independence and freedom.”
Fidelco oversees every stage of the training process from early development to formalized guide dog instruction. Their comprehensive application process ensures the best placements for each veteran and service dog.