The Armonk Lions Club is happy to announce the arrival of Lea, a yellow Labrador Retriever puppy that our club has sponsored. Lea was born on July 19, 2018. She will be trained at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, as a service dog in hopes that she will one day be paired with a wounded veteran or first responder.
Puppies Behind Bars trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and for first responders, as well as explosive-detection canines for law enforcement. The puppies live in prison with their “puppy raisers” from the age of 8 weeks to 24 months. As the puppies mature into well-loved, well-behaved working dogs, their raisers learn what it means to contribute to society rather than take from it.