BOSTON (CBS) — The German Shepherd Resource & Rescue Center was featured on this week’s Pet Parade–and they brought along their mascot, a very special service dog who once fought a bear.
Jesse is now a PTSD mitigation service animal. Her first family had to give her up due to aggression issues, and her second family had to surrender her to the center.READ MORE: Service Resumes On Green Line Hours After Crash, Operator On Leave
Jessica from the German Shepherd Resource & Rescue Center says the center helps 30 or 40 dogs like Jesse each year.
“German Shepherds are a working breed of dog, so they’re very smart, very intelligent, and they’re just very motivated to please their owners,” said Jessica. “They’re just so sweet.”READ MORE: North End Fitness Center Joins List Of Businesses Requiring Staff, Customers To Be Vaccinated
In 0rder for the center to keep helping more dogs like Jesse, they are holding a fundraiser on Saturday, June 24 from 6-10 p.m. at the Charles F. Minney VFW Post in Millbury.
The 2nd Annual Bark and Bid Auction will feature food, a cash bar, a 50/50 raffle, and great prizes to bid on–like James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt tickets, and a GoPro camera you can attach to your dog!MORE NEWS: Newbury Street To Have 3 Car-Free Days In August
For more information, visit germanshepherdcenter.org.