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2012-08-08 06:22:40

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today ceremonially signed legislation that will offer help to service dogs and their owners. Sponsored by Rep. John Evans (R-Erie), House Bill 165 imposes a criminal penalty upon the owner or co-owner of a dog that kills, maims or disfigures a service dog without provocation. "Service dogs provide a vital link between some of our most vulnerable citizens and the rest of the world,'' Corbett said. "By protecting...

2012-07-30 02:26:08

INDIANAPOLIS, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- News Highlights Lilly and ICAN begin research to probe changes in human sweat, detectable by dogs, that signals low sugar in people with T1 #diabetes Lilly supports a volunteer program where employees help reinforce the skills of assistance dogs to help people with #diabetes A young black Lab named Pete sleeps at the feet of Dr. Dana Hardin, medical director and pediatric endocrinologist, at Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) campus...

2012-07-26 14:20:10

JOLIET, Ill., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- All over the country, service dogs are making life easier for people with disabilities. In order to help educate the public about this important topic, Bill Jacobs Subaru, the premier Subaru dealer in Joliet, IL, will be hosting a demonstration from the Ray Graham Association on Saturday, August 4(th) from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The dealership will be giving out free bandanas to all dog friends for attending the event. (Photo:...

2012-07-19 02:24:33

LOS ANGELES, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Betty White will host the "Hooray for HollyWOOF" fundraiser benefiting Dogs for the Deaf and Generation Rescue, two non-profit organizations whose purpose is to serve people with disabilities, through innovative programming. The star-studded event will be held on Saturday, August 4th. In addition to a gala luncheon, the chance to mingle with Betty White, Lea Thompson, Constance Marie, Stephanie Carpentieri, Elaine Hendrix, Jason Gann and...

2012-07-11 22:20:51

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A program bringing tiny puppies, young schoolchildren, and seniors with giving hearts together to impact the lives of visually impaired individuals was recently recognized with a coveted national honor. The public relations campaign for "Atlantic Shores/Guiding Eyes for the Blind Puppy Love Program" was honored at the 10th Annual American Business Awards as the Silver "Stevie Award" winner in the Public Relations Campaign of The Year...

2012-07-11 10:22:02

Two Million Votes Yield Eight Outstanding Dogs to Receive Top Honors in Beverly Hills at "American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(TM)" Gala and Award Ceremony October 6 90-minute Hero Dog Awards special to air on Hallmark Channel in November NEW YORK, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In what is clearly shaping up to be the most popular and unifying campaign of 2012, Americans of every political persuasion have come together in unprecedented numbers, casting more than two...

2012-06-30 23:02:57

Watch Susquehanna Service Dogs´ newest litter of puppies on the Puppy Cam. SSD Cleopatra, Brutus, William Shakespeare, Falstaff, Portia, Queen Mab and Hamlet will eat, sleep, play and take their first steps on a live video stream available on SSD´s website. These seven puppies will be trained as service dogs to assist men, women and children with disabilities. Harrisburg, PA (PRWEB) June 30, 2012 Susquehanna Service Dogs´ newest litter of puppies has taken center stage on...

2012-05-03 06:27:20

MIAMI, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is Specially-abled Pets Day, a time to commemorate pets who are handicapped, but also a time to celebrate the pets that help humans every day. While many people are aware of service dogs such as Seeing Eye dogs, they are much less aware of the other tasks service dogs can perform. To generate awareness of the amazing work service dogs do each and every day, petMD.com has put together a list of the top 10 pet assistants. Service Dogs: It is...

2012-04-15 23:02:00

Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and his wife Lorrie delighted more than 180 guests at an intimate benefit for Guide Dogs for the Blind (http://www.guidedogs.com) on March 11. “Come Fly with Us," at Birnam Wood Golf Club in Montecito raised more than $52,000 to support veterinary care and programs in the Santa Barbara Tri-county Area. Montecito, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2012 Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and his wife Lorrie delighted more than 180...

2012-04-03 22:20:34

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- What has four paws, boundless energy, and a cute story to tell about an amazing future helping visually impaired people to live a full life? A black lab puppy named Joanie, who is starring in a video chronicling her adventures as part of The Atlantic Shores/Guiding Eyes For The Blind "Puppy Love Program." To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...