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BRHS benefit luncheon to honor K9s for Warriors, give Hero Dog Award


Adam LeGrand and service dog Molly/ Photo by: John Benson Imaging


The Blue Ridge Humane Society (BRHS) will host Adam LeGrand of K9s for Warriors and his service dog, Molly, at the Cause for Paws luncheon benefiting BRHS on Tuesday, March 24, at 12pm at the Champion Hills Clubhouse.


In addition to LeGrand and Molly, the luncheon will feature the presentation of the first K9 Hometown Hero Award presented by Hunter Subaru to celebrate the dogs who do extraordinary things in our community.


LeGrand will explain the impact that Molly, a dog adopted from Henderson County Animal Services, has in his life as a service animal. LeGrand enlisted as a medic in the United States Air Force and was deployed for over 10 years in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), and Operation Noble Eagle (homeland security) before being medically retired for physical injuries, PTSD, and traumatic brain injury related problems.


Suffering from his injuries, LeGrand applied to the K9s for Warriors program, a veterans service organization that provides service dogs to veterans, and adopted Molly from Henderson County Animal Services. LeGrand and Molly completed their training in 2015 and since then they have served as K9s for Warriors Ambassadors who travel the country advocating for veterans’ healthcare options.


To nominate a dog for the Hunter Subaru K9 Hero Award, visit blueridgehumane. org. The dog can be your own or someone else’s, and serve as a guide, hearing, law enforcement, military, search and rescue, service, or Credentialed Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) dog. A committee of judges representing the BRHS, Hunter Subaru and members of the Henderson community will select the three top finalists from among all the entries. Then the top three finalists will be invited to the BRHS Cause for Paws benefit luncheon for recognition and for the announcement of the overall winner.


Tickets for the Cause for Paws benefit luncheon are available online at blueridgehumane.org/get-involved/ fundraising-events/lunch/ or by phone at (828) 692-2639 Ext 304 for $75. Questions can be directed to Laresa Griffin at lgriffin@ blueridgehumane.org or the above phone number. Luncheon sponsorships are also available for businesses or individuals.


The Blue Ridge Humane Society, Inc., is a 501(c)3 animal welfare organization started in 1950. It is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of life for animals in Henderson County and our neighboring communities. BRHS cares for pets awaiting adoption at the Adoption Center; offers low-cost vaccine clinics; animal education programs; pet training classes; and youth education and projects. BRHS also coordinates community pet food assistance, emergency vet assistance, and the Spay Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP), which is a collaboration with Henderson County, the City of Hendersonville, and the Henderson County Animal Services Center.


To donate to BRHS or learn how to volunteer, visit blueridgehumane.org or call (828) 692-2639.

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