The Del Sol Lions worked with the County to get a $40,000 grant to support the Dog Training Academy for Veterans at Next Step Service Dogs, aka NSSD. The nonprofit NSSD provides service dogs for veterans and first responders with PTSD or Traumatic Brain Injuries and offers a path to employment. Two members of the NSSD team were guests-of-honor at the annual Del Sol Lions summer party and board induction. From left: Gina Esoldi, training director at NSSD, David Cain, Del Sol Lions president, Chuck Dumbrell, Del Sol Lions board director, Dr. Ian Dunbar, training consultant for DTAV, Robin Kemp, Del Sol Lions board director, John Page, Del Sol Lions treasurer and Larry, service dog in training.
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