The First Lt. Scott Milley VFW Post 8771 is paying for the naming rights for an assistance dog and they are asking the children at the Noyes Elementary School to name it.
On Oct. 7 at 2 p.m., Noyes Elementary School is having an assembly and part of the program is John Moon from NEADS and his assistance dog “Rainbow.” They will be there to explain to the kids what the dogs do for disabled veterans. The contest will be explained to the kids.
The winner will be announced at the school’s Veterans Day Program on Oct. 30.
The NEADS mission is to provide independence to people who are deaf or have a disability through the use of canine assistance.
NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services), also known as Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans, is a non-profit organization that was established in 1976. Assistance dogs become an extension of their handlers and bring freedom, physical autonomy and relief from social isolation to their human partners.