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    Mother-Daughter Team Raises Future Assistance Dogs Together
    May 8, 2016 8:25 pm  
    Mother-Daughter Team Raises Future Assistance Dogs Together

    Kathy Leddy and her daughter Mackenzie of Sayville are currently raising their 9th puppy for Canine Companions for Independence.
    Puppy Mater is a 1.5 year old lab/golden retriever cross who will soon enter advanced training, and will learn over 40 commands that are useful to a person with disabilities.

    The Leddy’s brought Mater into their home at 8 weeks of age, teaching him basic commands and the all-important socialization skills.  Volunteer puppy raisers like the Leddy family are vital to the work of Canine Companions for Independence, who have placed over five-thousand assistance dogs free of charge to people with disabilities.


    For a great Mother’s Day feature, contact:  John Bentzinger  jbentzinger@cci.org  516-330-6457

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