Join PAWS Assistance Dogs of Naples in celebrating America and supporting our nation’s veterans on Saturday, July 9 at its first ever Paws Freedom Celebration Barbecue.
PAWS, along with community partners, Post 9/11 Veterans Corp. and the City of Naples Fire-Rescue, will hold the BBQ at the PAWS Center at 3173 Horseshoe Drive, Naples between noon and 3 p.m. The cost is $20 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Admission includes food and a non-alcoholic beverage.
Advance reservations are required. Call 239-775- 1660 or go to www.pawsassistancedogs.org for reservations. All proceeds will benefit PAWS and Post 9/11 Veterans Corp. There will be a silent auction and raffle. Food will be provided by Naples firefighters who will be holding a chili cook-off featuring their famous Fire House Chili and Texas Tony’s.
PAWS dogs-in-training, as well as dogs who are already placed in homes with veterans, will
be on hand at the BBQ. PAWS service dogs will be hard work at this celebrationso we ask that you leave your family pets at home.
Founded and incorporated in 2012 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, PAWS Assistance Dogs, Inc. provides fully-trained and certified service dogs to combat-wounded U.S.military veterans and children with disabilities. Preference is given to those living in Collier
County and throughout Southwest Florida. PAWS is proud to say that our dogs are always placed at no cost to those they serve. Since PAWS receives no government funding of any kind, we are dependent on the generous support of organizations, companies and individuals to provide the financial means needed to accomplish our mission.
PAWS dogs promote independence and enhance the quality of life for veterans and children. PAWS dogs are also out in the community in several PAWS canine-assisted therapy programs, working with children in local schools and libraries and with women and children at risk at the David Lawrence Center and the Hazelden Addiction Center.
To learn more about donating to PAWS or how to apply for a PAWS dog, please visit their website at www.pawsassistancedogs.org.