The Sealy American Legion Post 442 and their auxiliary unit are patriotic veteran organizations with a mission for connecting with and serving the needs of all U.S. military veterans and their families.
We often hear of and read about the amazing support service roles canines fill as they assist and contribute to the lives of needy two-legged companions. A medical alert service dog is legally defined by federal law to meet disability needs of handlers who have disabilities. They differ from other service dogs and are not considered pets. The program is designed to reconnect and heal a veteran with the training of a canine. They become "battle buddies" and their lives change forever.
It is only following strenuous training and intense evaluations that qualify a dog for accreditation of "medical alert dog." The cost for the dog and the training can be exorbitantly excessive.
On March 18 at 7 p.m. at the Sealy Legion Hall, Brad Sherwood, founder/director of "Train a Dog, Save a Warrior," is sharing the story of the program. Sherwood's presentation will provide information about the complex and astonishing process of training methodology while developing the human-canine bond and sharing stories of success that will warm your heart. TADSAW does not charge fore the animal or the training.
Please join us for the free evening program March 18 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Highway 36 in Sealy.