Neads in the news - 2008
Veterans Helped by Healing Paws
DEUCE is a chocolate Labrador retriever who knows exactly which patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington give the best treats, said his owner, Harvey Naranjo. Both he and Deuce are part of the Military Advanced Training Center, a department at Walter Reed that cares for severely disabled veterans.
Haskell has fitting namesake
NEADS volunteer Kathy A. Haskell of Leominster hopes to raise a young black Labrador retriever puppy named Haskell.
Prison pups - Inmates and canines reap lasting rewards from training program at Pondville Center
Jewel, an 8-month-old Shiloh shepherd puppy, has spent most of her life behind bars, though this silver-haired beauty is anything but bad to the bone. She and two other dogs are members of the current class of the National Education for Assistance Dog Service, and are going through an assistance training program at the Pondville Correctional Center.
One Dog, Two Lives Changed
Dark days. Edward Chapman lived them while selling crack on street corners to make a fast buck. “My eyes were closed for a long time,” said Chapman, who turned 55 last week inside the Northeast Correctional Center, a minimum security prison in Concord.
Is Benedictine Hospitality Going To The Dogs?
Magazine gives $5,000 to NEADS organization
Four years after her 2004 vacation to Hawaii, MaryKay Mullally is still seeing its impact, as is NEADS, Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans. NEADS was designated as Ms. Mullally's charity when she entered Prevention magazine's “Picture of Health” contest, which she won for her work with Step Up for Life.
A Soldier and His Service Dog
“The war took away the sight in one of my eyes, my arm, and the mobility in my legs, but when I got my service dog, Ruthie, I felt like a soldier again.” These words, so eloquently spoken by 22-year-old retired Sergeant Christopher Strickland, describe the close bond between him and his service dog, Ruthie.