Fundraiser to provide free service dog training for veterans

NUTTER FORT, W. Va. (WDTV) - Robert C. Byrd high school was the host to a fundraiser for furry friends who help others.

A special spaghetti dinner was held as a fundraiser for the West Virginia service dog support group.

Raffles and merchandise tables helped to add to the fundraising which will go towards continuing the group's work of training service dogs for those who need them.

They work in partnership with the Wounded Warriors Project to help match veterans with there own service dogs.

"We also give free training to our veterans and our members," said Brenda Scotchie, the president of the service support dog group "So we're here to raise those funds so that we can provide training for free,"

Local bands Soda Pop Gypsies and Michael Bonnett and the River's Edge provided entertainment for the evening.