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posted on: 11/16/2018 3:29:01 PM
Lima Memorial is hosting a private viewing of the Emmy-nominated “A New Leash on Life: The K9s for Warriors Story,” starring Captain Louis Bellumoni and his K9 service dog, Star, on Monday, November 19 at 6 p.m. in its Auxiliary Conference Center. Captain Belluomini is a local paramedic who serves both the Putnam County and Hanco EMS departments. His wife, Jessica Belluomini, is the Supervisor of Care Coordination at Lima Memorial Health System and also make a debut in the film. The documentary focuses the organization, K9s For Warriors, which pairs veterans with service dogs. For each warrior the organization saves, they also rescue a dog from a shelter. The organization has saved the lives of more than 400 veterans and 800 dogs.
About K9s for Warriors
K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to our warriors suffering from a post-traumatic stress disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post-9/11. Their goal is to empower (military veterans) to return to civilian life with dignity and independence. K9s For Warriors is the nation's largest provider of service dogs for disabled American veterans.