WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Canines for Service announced in its Christmas newsletter it was awarded the Wounded Warrior Service Dog Program federal grant for $106,090.
The grant, which was applied for in August, enables Canines for Veterans to provide three service dogs over the next 12 months to Veterans with service connected disabilities.
Canines for Veterans will select, train, assess and place the assistance dogs with Veterans at no cost to the Veteran.
"Canines for Veterans continues to grow and this is one more milestone in the process," Rick Hairston, President and CEO of Canines for Service, said. "We look forward to continuing to assist Veterans with the grant award."
The grant was awarded from the Uniformed Services University of the Health and Sciences in Bethesda Maryland.