A Tuscaloosa dog trainer heard about the campaign to do 26 acts of kindness to honor the 26 victims of the Newtown, Conn. shooting and she is doing something about it. Heather “Red” Litz Wwner of Tuscaloosa K9 Camp is giving away 26 trained service dogs. “We of course heard about the awful tragedy in Connecticut and people were doing 26 acts of kindness in honor of the 26 people who lost their lives that day,” Litz said.
In all Heather will be donating 25 service dogs and 1 police dog. “Anybody that’s had trauma or anything. They are great for therapy, anxiety. For a physical disability…retrieving objects, opening doors, turning lights on and off,” Erica Ell, one of the trainers brought in to help Heather in her mission, said.
“We really want to like I said open it up to anybody who is interested in applying and finding the top 26 candidates,” Litz said. If this campaign is a success Heather has said she won’t stop at 26.
If you are in need of a special needs dog, you can contact the Tuscaloosa K9 Camp for an application at TK9.26ACTS@gmail.com.
(image of Heather “Red” Litz via Tuscaloosa K9 Camp)