SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- As part of county’s ongoing Vision2Read program, K9 Dozer and K9 Lupe will participate in the San Bernardino Public Library’s upcoming story time.
Lupe and Dozer are both black Labrador Retrievers who were selected as district attorney facility dogs based upon their temperament and interaction with children. Both dogs went through extensive training at the nationally-accredited Assistance Dogs of the West, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Lupe was born Oct. 4, 2013, and Dozer was born April 11, 2013.
Lupe is assigned to the West Valley Division and Dozer is assigned to the Central Division.
As part of the District Attorney’s Special Victims K9 Unit, their primary mission is to comfort child victims and reduce the understandable fears they have about having to go through the court process as a victim and/or witness. Most recently, Dozer and Lupe travelled to Nevada with their advocate handlers to assist in comforting the victims and family members of the Las Vegas shooting.
“We are excited about this upcoming event with the city library,” said District Attorney Mike Ramos. “It gives our office the chance to interact with our young readers and focus on the importance of reading!”
The free reading program will take place on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Room at the Feldheym Central Library, 555 W. Sixth Street. For more information call the library at (909) 381-8235 or visit their website at www.sbpl.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SBPLfriends/