Rockwall County Republican Women will have a special program on Patriot PAWS presented by Puppy Raisers and Ambassadors at the Monday, February 12, meeting at Harry Myers Community Center. Buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 P.M., and program will follow at 7:00 P.M.
Rockwall County women who are registered voters and interested in affiliating with area Republican women are invited to visit and may contact Dr. Janice Carson, email@example.com, for further information. RCRW website is www.rcrw.org, and RCRW can be found on Facebook.
Patriot PAWS will host their graduation ceremony for dogs and veterans and the grand opening of their new kennel at 10 a.m.
With almost 4,000 square feet indoors, this wheelchair-accessible facility features some outstanding amenities: 16 indoor/outdoor runs, half with artificial turf on the outer part to protect developing puppy feet, and all with dog doors donated by PlexiDor; seven additional isolation runs for new or sick dogs; skylights, a small window above
each run and larger windows in the side roll-up door to let in natural light; four play yards dubbed the Army yard, Navy yard, Air Force yard and Marine Corps yard with artificial turf
and fence-top “coyote rollers” to keep out the coyotes and bobcats that frequent the area; a veterinary medical room; power washers to clean the runs which drain into a septic
system below; an HVAC system such as hospitals use which pumps in fresh air 7 times per hour instead of recirculating the air inside; and a fire alarm system with sprinklers, the only building on campus that has one, to safeguard our most precious asset, the dogs. Every effort was made to provide a healthy and safe environment that is also a comfortable and
happy place for them to reside when not actively training.
Rockwall’s American Legion, Terry Fisher Post 117, will hold the 2016 Terry Fisher Leadership Symposium in collaboration with Patriot PAWS on Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Patriot PAWS facility (254 Ranch Trl). The goal of the symposium is to bring together veterans and up to 60 public, private or home schooled high school students to demystify the concepts of leadership and explain how successful leaders develop themselves and others. Lunch will be provided by the Terry Fisher Post 117 during the event. High school age sophomores and juniors interested in attending can contact the Symposium Coordinator, Mike Donegan, at (214) 226-8944, Mark Kipphut, at (214) 771-3136, or they can submit a request directly to the Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117 at PO Box 821, Rockwall, TX 75087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30.