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|Media Advisory: Special Service Dog Donation|
Former Judge Rosalind Poll Brooker, of Naples, will be welcomed to the Canine Assistants family and introduced to a representative Canine Assistants service dog. She was diagnosed with Post-Polio Syndrome at the age of two and uses a wheelchair. Rosalind's Canine Assistants service dog will assist her with retrieving dropped items, opening/closing doors, turning on/off lights and offering companionship and love.
PetSmart 2255 Pine Ridge Rd Naples, FL 34109 (239) 598.9889
Thursday, February 12, 2009 11:00 a.m.
This sponsorship is part of the Milk-Bone(R) Canine Heroes Program(TM) and celebrates over 100 years of providing America's select brand of dog treats. Milk-Bone(R) and PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) are sponsoring a Canine Assistants service dog for Judge Rosalind Poll Brooker. They will go home together after attending an upcoming sponsored training camp together. The cost and care of these specially trained dogs can exceed $20,000. The sponsorship covers all travel and boarding at camp for Rosalind and includes veterinarian costs for the life of the dog.
A certified Canine Assistants Trainer and a representative dog will speak at the event along with representatives from PetSmart and Milk-Bone(R).
Since 1997, Milk-Bone(R) has helped to sponsor over 900 police and service dogs all across the country. Milk-Bone(R) has worked with PetSmart since 2001 to donate a total of 26 dogs to PetSmart community recipients like Judge Rosalind Poll Brooker.
The media and public are invited to attend the event, meet Judge Rosalind Poll Brooker and her family, and learn more about service dogs and how they help people with disabilities deal with everyday life.
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