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2/2/2010
Harris Teeter Partners with Milk-Bone to Help Cary Resident Receive a Canine Assistants Service Dog


Harris Teeter Partners with Milk-Bone to Help Cary Resident Receive a Canine Assistants Service Dog

Charlotte, NC - Harris Teeter is partnering with Milk-Bone to donate a service dog to Cary resident Kevin Schaefer, a student diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Harris Teeter and Milk-Bone are hosting a ceremony for Kevin, his family, and community members on February 16, 2010 during which the companies will present him with a check for a Canine Assistants Service Dog.  The presentation will also include a demonstration conducted by a Canine Assistants trainer and a representative dog.  Kevin’s actual service dog will be selected and trained to meet his specific needs later this year at the Canine Assistants training camp.

Fast Facts:
Who:  Kevin Schaefer, Canine Assistants service dog recipient
Canine Assistants trainer and dog
Harris Teeter and Milk-Bone
What:  Service Dog donation
When:  Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 11am
Where:  Harris Teeter
1151 Tyron Village Drive
Cary, NC  27518
    

Milk-Bone’s “I Give” initiative supports Canine Assistants, a national organization that trains dogs to help people with disabilities.  The organization provides assistance dogs at no cost to the recipients.  The cost and care of these specially trained dogs can exceed $20,000, and when customers purchase Milk-Bone dog snacks, a portion of the proceeds goes to help Canine Assistants.

Local news media are invited to attend the event, meet Kevin and his family, and learn more about service dogs and how they help disabled people cope with everyday life.

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