Animal Services begins its second Moore County Dog Tags Program.
The program is designed to have wounded soldiers train dogs, so they are more likely to be adopted. The soldiers train the dogs to be less aggressive and learn basic obedience commands, according to information released by The Moore County Sheriff’s Office.
The curriculum teaches the soldiers proper handling of the dogs, insurance issues, information about search and rescue dogs, and careers associated with dogs.
Animal Services is partnering with the Moore County Dog Tags program to offer classes for soldiers every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 – 8 pm.
After the completed course, the trained dogs will be marked accordingly and made available for adoption.
“The Dog Tags program is a benefit for all of us,” said Sheriff Neil Godfrey. “Moore County families, our soldiers, and our dogs each receive a special-something from the interaction. It’s an honor for the Moore County Sheriff’s Office to work alongside heroes that have given so much to our country and continue to give back to our community.”
If you would like more information about the program or to adopt a trained dog, please contact the Moore County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services at 910-947-2858 or click here.