NEADS in the News

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Nonprofit reaches out to bombing victims with an offer of service dogs

November 2, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013 by Sharron Kahn Luttrell, The Boston Globe Since the Boston Marathon bombings, Jessica Kensky and her husband, Patrick Downes, have been grappling with the enormity of…

Service dogs barred, doubted, and deeply treasured

September 18, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by Beth Teitell, The Boston Globe When Kevin Lambert’s service dog, a black Lab named Ronnie, senses he’s in a funk, she plunks her head down…

THE SPITZ TAKE: Mendon mom shares details of her Weekends

August 25, 2013

by Julia Spitz, Milford Daily News MENDON — A suburban mom and a prisoner team up to turn a yellow Lab puppy into a faithful service dog. If you think…

The Fight for Service Dogs for Veterans With PTSD

September 26, 2012

by Rebecca Ruiz, The Atlantic When it comes to treating veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, no intervention regularly receives as glowing reviews as service dogs. The use of service dogs…

Caring for those with NEADS

August 18, 2010

by Doreen Manning, Worcester Magazine Everyday skills. Extraordinary independence. That is just one of the mottos of NEADS, a local agency that has been providing assistance dogs for deaf and…