Guide Dogs Get Acquainted with Great Hollow Students

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Tying into their English language arts curriculum, sixth graders at Great Hollow Middle School had a special visit from two furry friends. The students spent the last month learning about how dogs impact the life of humans, reading and writing reaction pieces about the effect of canines on people. 
Representatives from America's VetDogs, a sister organization of the Guide Dog Foundation, located in Smithtown, visited with students to teach them about the role of the canines, how they are trained and how they help those in need.

America’s VetDogs is a nonprofit organization that provides disabled veterans and first responders with service dogs to offer independence, enhanced mobility and companionship. VetDogs assist veterans or first responders with physical disabilities and those with hearing or vision loss. The Guide Dog Foundation provides services for those with vision and/or hearing loss. The Great Hollow students collected toys and food to donate to the organization, which they presented following the assembly.