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America’s Vet Dogs Receives $12,700 Donation From Local Community Service Group, Friends Of America’s Vet Dogs

Pictured: “Friends of America’s Vet Dogs” members presenting check to America’s Vet Dogs Director Of Development Jaime McGrade at their headquarters in Smithtown.  (L to R) Sue Apicella, Seby Torrigiano, Jaime McGrade, Patricia Summers, Steve Abromowitz, Cliff Miller and Karen Sotiriou.

A local volunteer community service group, whose mission is to provide service dogs to assist veterans-in-need, last week donated $12,700 to America’s Vet Dogs – sponsoring two more service dogs.

“Friends of America’s Vet Dogs” started in 2015 and has successfully sponsored 31 highly trained service dogs for veterans since.  The group carefully names each dog to honor an unsung hero of our military, to honor someone who brought great credit to our military or to recognize someone who significantly helped veterans-in-need.

Their most recent donation enabled the sponsoring of Service Dogs ‘Tammy’ and ‘Kyle’.  In 2016 the group sponsored and named Service Dog ‘Sully’, who went on to serve President George W. Bush.  ‘Sully’ now continues to serve wounded veterans at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

“Friends of America’s Vet Dogs” will hold their primary annual fundraiser, a walk-through style Chinese Auction, in Sayville on April 15.   To support their mission or for information regarding the Chinese Auction event, contact group co-founders Cliff Miller or Patricia Summers at (631) 567-9493 or write to Friends of America’s Vet Dogs, Attention Cliff Miller, PO Box 18, Bohemia, NY 11716-0018.  Any checks should be made payable to “America’s Vet Dogs”, which is a 501c3 non-profit corporation.

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