LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The Kentucky Humane Society is getting extra money to help match special needs dogs with military veterans.
The PEDIGREE Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to KHS for the PROUD program, which places shelter dogs that have behavior issues in the care of veterans. PROUD stands for Patriot Rehabilitation of Untrained Dogs.
Trainers from KHS instruct the vets and their families how to properly train the dogs. They focus on obedience, manners confidence-building.
KHS is partnering with Active Heroes to pair the dogs with some of the vets in they serve.
They are also inviting other veterans from the community to participate in the program. Anyone who is interested can attend the first PROUD orientation on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Active Heroes Community Center located at 8701 Old Bardstown Road. For more information, contact Gabriel Miller at PROUD@kyhumane.org or leave a message at 502-272-1058.