VSP launches campaign to donate a trained guide dog to U.S. military veteran

Published: Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:43 am

VSP Vision Care, an arm of Rancho Cordova-based VSP Global, on Thursday announced a campaign to help raise, train and place a guide dog with a U.S. military veteran who is blind or has limited vision.

VSP is partnering with America’s VetDogs, a New York-based, nonprofit guide and service dog school that works to meet the needs of veterans with disabilities. There are an estimated 1.5 million veterans whose vision has been impacted by active-duty service.

Through the “Vision to Share” campaign, VSP will donate up to $50,000, which covers the two-year cost of training and placing a guide dog with a military vet. VSP will make a $1 donation every time a person shares the campaign’s video or photos through Facebook, Twitter or e-mail. To participate, go to the “Vision to Share” link at seemuchmore.com.

To date, America’s VetDogs says it has placed more than 300 assistance dogs with veterans with disabilities, at no cost.


Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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