I am sure that everyone knows how much seeing eye dogs help blind people. Well Southeastern Guide Dogs decided to take it a step further. In 2003 they heard about a young Marine who had been blinded by a roadside bomb in Iraq. Southeastern learned that the military does not provide guide dogs to wounded military.
So they decided to contact some military officials and see what could be done to help the wounded military out. General Tommy Franks was very impressed and argreed to become a spokesperson at no charge.
Paws for Patriots now provides guide dogs at no charge to blinded soldiers and Marines. Southeastern did not stop there. They also placed therapy dogs at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
Paws for Patriots receives receives no governmental funding and relies completely on donations. If you wish to donate you can go here.