Three members of the Francis Scott Key Lions Club recently participated in a Lions bus trip to the Rochester Hills, Michigan, campus of Leader Dogs for the Blind, a service dog program started by three Detroit-area Lions and supported internationally by Lions Clubs. Lions Darlene and John Aulls and Lynn Stimmel were among 100 Lions from Districts 22W in Maryland and 22D in Delaware that learned about the program’s history and the lifecycle of a Leader Dog. The visit also included a tour of the new Canine Development Center, scheduled to be fully completed in late November 2016.
The program’s mission is to empower those who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for independent travel through quality Leader Dogs, highly effective client instruction, and innovative services. For additional information on Leader Dogs for the Blind or to apply for a free Leader Dog program, call 888/777-5332 or visit www.leaderdog.org.