By Meghan Ottolini, Boston Herald: As the state budget showdown looms on Beacon Hill, state Rep. Kimberly Ferguson is fighting to help fund NEADS — a nonprofit that places service dogs with veterans nationwide.
“The amazing work that the animals are trained to do is, in some cases, lifesaving,” Ferguson told the Herald.
The puppies played games such as tug of war and greeted their visitors and trainers. Soon, they will start their path to becoming service dogs.
The Best Western Plus Waterbury-Stowe of Waterbury has received the Red Vest Accessible designation in recognition of its efforts to offer a welcoming, accessible facility for those with a disability, its commitment to public access rights for legitimate Service Dog teams as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and its ability to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of ADA regulations. The designation was presented by NEADS World Class Service Dogs, a leading, nationally recognized Service Dog organization. Continue reading...
Big 103.3's Boston Outlook interviews NEADS Trainer Tyler Gribi and NEADS Volunteer Manager Kate Sullivan.
Interview with NEADS staff offer advice for finding a Service Dog.
Ken Cleveland, The Landmark: NEADS CEO Gerry DeRoche offered the Sterling Fire Department the buildings for training purposes before demolition last fall. Full story.
The Landmark (thelandmark.com) reports that NEADS World Class Service Dogs’ strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
Interview with Cathy Zemaitis, NEADS Director of Development, and Katy Ostroff, NEADS Client Services Manager on Exceptional Women with Sue & Kendra, Magic 106.7.
Kevin Lambert of NEADS World Class Service Dogs speaks about service animals for the veteran community.
PRINCETON – NEADS World Class Service Dogs, based in Princeton, Mass., has announced the newest additions to its board of directors: former Marine Corps First Sgt. Paul Jornet has been named board president, while Susan Feit of State Street Corporation, Dr. A. Kim Saal, formerly of CareGroup Health Care and Mt. Auburn Hospital, and Geoffrey H. Worrell of Mortgage Network Inc., have been appointed to the board. Jornet, in his new role as president, and the newly elected board members will assist in establishing and upholding the organization’s activities, finances and general objectives. Full Story
Senior Scope Editor Seth Thomas interviews NEADS client Michelle Walton with NEADS Service Dog for Hearing Zoey and Katy Ostroff, NEADS Client Services Manager.