Annual LI Run and Dog Walk raises funds for service dogs

Posted: Updated:
OLD BETHPAGE -

Long Islanders were lacing up Saturday for the fourth annual Long Island Run and Dog Walk to raise funds for a service dogs organization.

The event was being held at Old Bethpage Restoration Village to benefit America's VetDogs, a group that trains service dogs for disabled veterans and first responders.

The organization says it costs more than $50,000 to breed, raise, train and place one assistance dog. The trained dogs can help their humans do all sorts of things, like opening doors, turning lights on and off, navigating intersections and more.

Organizers expected to raise more than $80,000 for the cause at Saturday's event.

MORE INFORMATION: America's VetDogs

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."