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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Dogs For Life, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services to the community by training and certifying hearing and mobility assistance dogs, as well as "Service Dogs For Soldiers" and "Canines For Comfort," is holding their 2012 annual Donor and Volunteer Appreciation Event at the Off-Leash Dog Park at 11 a.m. on April 6.
Fred Jones and "Sissy Girl" will be presented with the Assistance Dog Team of the Year award. Carol Hartwig and "Baxter" will be presented with the Pet Assisted Therapy Team award. Jack Saucerman will be presented with The Volunteer of the Year Award. Sydney Liebman, will be presented with the media award. Elsebeth Sexton Stryker will be presented with the Individual Philanthropist award and Anthony Donadio will be presented with the Corporate Philanthropist of the Year award.
Donors and volunteers will be served barbeque and refreshments, by staff members, in appreciation for their service to DFL. For more information on applying for a service or hearing dog, application to the off-leash dog park or becoming a volunteer for the pet assisted therapy dog program, call (772) 567-8969.
This event is being sponsored by Dr. Darrell Horn of the Florida Veterinary League.