Students raise money for bomb-sniffing dogs

An elementary school in Greenwich hosted a charity dog walk Sunday to raise money for a program that provides training for detection dogs that sniff

An elementary school in Greenwich is hosting a charity dog walk Sunday.

An elementary school in Greenwich is hosting a charity dog walk Sunday. (3/22/15)

GREENWICH - An elementary school in Greenwich hosted a charity dog walk Sunday to raise money for a program that provides training for detection dogs that sniff out landmines.

Fifth-graders at North Mianus Elementary School started the program after reading stories about children who were hurt or killed from landmines.

CHAMPS, or the Children Against Mines Program, caught their attention. The program’s mission is to protect those in mine-affected countries by training detection dogs to locate the destructive devices.

The event led to the production of CHAMPS trading cards with detection dogs and an appreciation for having a cause the kids really believe in.

News 12 has been told that the cost of purchasing a dog and training it for landmine detection is $20,000. Kids at the school sent Hawk, who is named after the North Mianus school mascot, to serve in Iraq.

 

 

 

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