Second Lady Pence and Secretary of Labor Scalia Visit to K9s For Warriors
(Jacksonville, Fla.) – On Wednesday, September 30, Second Lady Karen Pence, joined by Secretary of Labor, Eugene Scalia, toured K9s For Warriors.
Following the organization’s strict Covid-19 protocols, the group saw firsthand the impact K9s For Warriors’ Service Dogs have on American veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress and other invisible wounds of war. Following a campus tour highlighting training, administrative, and kennel areas, the group was treated to a Service Dog command demonstration and a few puppy kisses.
"We are thrilled to host Second Lady Pence and Secretary Scalia,” said Rory Diamond, K9s For Warriors CEO. “It was an honor and a pleasure to provide a behind-the-scenes look at how our highly-trained Service Dogs and wraparound services are supporting our mission to end veteran suicide.”
K9s For Warriors is the nation’s largest veteran service organization providing highly skilled Service Dogs to disabled American heroes. Since 2011, K9s For Warriors has rescued more than 1,200 Dogs and paired 638 Warrior-K9 teams. Our goal is to empower Warriors to return to life with dignity and independence.
About K9s For Warriors
K9s For Warriors’ mission is to end veteran suicide. Based in Florida, we are the nation’s largest provider of Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Military Sexual Trauma. Our program is unique, comprehensive, and proven, thanks to groundbreaking research conducted in partnership with Purdue University’s OHAIRE Lab. The majority of our Service Dogs come from high-kill shelters, which means that with each Warrior-K9 pairing, two lives are saved. Support our mission to end veteran suicide, which is even more critical during our country’s current isolated times.