Meadowlands Golf Club, Inc. celebrated its 20th anniversary in September with a golfing event and lunch attended by more than one hundred friends, members and employees. “We’re pleased and proud to be able to contribute $2000 from the proceeds of the event to Canine Angels Service Dogs,” said Meadowlands founder and President W.J. McLamb. Canine Angels is a local nonprofit which rescues dogs from kill shelters and trains them to provide service and therapy to military veterans, fire fighters and children with autism syndrome.
Canine Angels was founded by Rick Kaplan who is the organization’s head trainer. Since its founding in 2011, they have saved and trained several hundred dogs who became military service dogs. They recently expanded to include active duty and retired fire fighters as well as children with autism syndrome. There is also a division which trains therapy dogs for service in hospitals, hospice and schools.