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Tuesday, July 26,2022
10:00 AM – 03:00 PM

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On Tuesday, July 26 we will be hosting a combination American Red Cross blood drive and fundraiser for Putnam Service Dogs, a local non-profit that matches service dogs with people with disabilities. The event will take place from 10-3. Wandering Daves will be onsite serving their breakfast & lunch menu from the start to the end of the event.

Putnam Service Dogs

The event will benefit the American Red Cross in its critical need for donated blood, and to help raise $1,200 for Putnam Service Dogs. The money raised will help cover the weekly group classes and private training sessions for ‘Echo’ and ‘Eddie’, two service dogs in training. ‘Echo’ and ‘Eddie’ will be onsite to meet and greet attendees

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Meet Eddie (1:oopm – 3:00pm)

At the time of the event, Eddie will be 10 months old. Named after the character “Eddie” Marie Janko Reagan on Blue Bloods, she is a black lab weighing in at 65 pounds. Eddie is a very friendly, intelligent, sweet girl. Eddie originally came from a shelter in Mississippi and is the third black lab puppy from that shelter. Eddie was sent to SPCA Westchester where she was adopted by Putnam Service Dogs this February.

Janet Barnetta, Putnam Service Dog’s most experienced volunteer puppy raiser, is raising Eddie and will be with her at the event. Eddie is the second puppy Janet has raised for Putnam Service Dogs (her first pup, Danny, has graduated, and is currently being matched with a recipient.)

To learn more about Putnam Service dogs and the amazing work they do, CLICK HERE

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Meet Echo (10:00am – 1:oopm)

At the time of the event, Echo will be 14 months old. A boxer-mix weighing in at 60 pounds, Echo is a very friendly, sweet, calm guy. Originally from a shelter in Tennessee, Putnam Service Dogs adopted Echo from North Shore Animal League America in October 2021

A people magnet wherever he goes, Echo’s love for people, coupled with his sweet nature makes him the perfect candidate for becoming a service dog. Echo is the 8th Putnam Service Dog that has passed through the organization’s founder, Nancy Teague’s home. In addition to being CEO, Nancy also contributes as a volunteer puppy raiser.

According to Nancy, “We can’t produce our service dogs without the loving home and guidance of a volunteer puppy raiser.”

The event will benefit the American Red Cross in its critical need for donated blood, and to help raise $1,200 for Putnam Service Dogs. The money raised will help cover the weekly group classes and private training sessions for ‘Echo’ and ‘Eddie’, two service dogs in training. ‘Echo’ and ‘Eddie’ will be onsite to meet and greet attendees

We will have music, a food truck and raffles throughout the event.

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American Red Cross

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Blood donations are critically important as they are essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. In short, donating blood saves lives. This lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation.

Your donation can help save three lives!

Most service dog recipients require an average of six months training from the staff at Putnam Service Dogs in order to learn how to become an effective handler with their match, as well as how to function as an effective service dog team.

All Putnam Service Dogs are highly trained, and by the time they are matched with a recipient, are considered part of the top echelon of service animals. Each dog not only transforms the life of their recipient, but of the recipient’s family and caregivers as well.

Our goal is to raise $1,200 – enough to cover weekly group classes, and bi-weekly private training sessions ($600 each) for Echo and Eddie in August 2022 prior to being matched with a recipient.

Echo and Eddie will be at the event for a meet and greet!