Meet Liberty: Helping Kids One Book at a Time
Each year, Milk-Bone® conducts a nationwide search for amazing canines that have made an extraordinary impact on the lives of individuals they love and the communities that need them. These 10 super pups are leading the pack in making a powerful difference in the world -- and proving that heroes come in all breeds and sizes. Meet one of them below.
Team: Canine Assistants
Town: Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Nickname: Girly Girl
Breed: Golden Retriever/Lab
Pet Parent: Tom Meli
- Comforts people who have epilepsy
- Helps children improve reading skills
- Lifts the spirits of everyone she meets
As a therapy dog, Liberty regularly visits hospitals to comfort patients. She also travels to local schools to help children improve their reading skills. With her partner Tom, Liberty supports The Mickey's Kids Charitable Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises funds for the Canine Assistants program.
The Canine Assistants program trains and provides service dogs for those who have physical disabilities, seizure conditions or other special needs. Thanks to support from Milk-Bone®, Canine Assistants has placed more than 2,000 hero dogs with individuals across the U.S.
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