The Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance is looking for dog trainers to help with a good cause.
Members from the CPAA's Hounds of Prison Education program were at City Island on Saturday to work with veterans and their service dogs.
Part of the organization matches dogs up with veterans that have dealt with PTSD.
"The veterans find companionship in the dogs that they haven't found elsewhere in quite a long time. The dogs give them peace that they have lost," said Kelly McGinley, a coordinator for the Helping Hounds program.
"The Helping Hounds program has almost doubled in size in the last year. We need at least two additional trainers to help with our Helping Hounds program to work with the veterans and their service dogs," she said.
Trainers like Kim Maugans. For her, it's much more than a job.
"Having lost my brother-in-law in Vietnam and having that loss for so many years and then coming around and helping these guys out, it gave me closure," she said.
Through the Helping Hounds program she's been able to take that full circle, bringing a form of closure to other veterans.
"It changes their life 100 percent," she said.
Central PA Animal Alliance looking for trainers
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