Dogs are a lot more than just a man’s best friend. Service Dogs of Virginia is an organization that trains all kinds of dogs to help people in need.
It costs about forty thousand dollars to train a service dog over a two year period. After training the dog is handed over free of charge. The organization will host the first ever Ruff Cuts Film Festival to help raise money for training.
“We're not a black tie kind of group, so we wanted to do something that was more fitting; that felt more like it suited us, and we think that Charlottesville is a dog loving community and we really hope that people will come out to the event," comments Peggie Law, the founder of Service Dogs of Virginia.
The event is this Saturday the 28th starting at 6:30 at PVCC in Charlottesville. It's the first of its kind and will be used as a template for the rest of the country.
Tickets are $10. More information at http://www.ruffcutsfilmfestival.org/