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Posted on: May 16, 2023

Councilwoman Bonner Attends Service Dog Graduation at Canine Companions Northeast Training Center

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Farmingville, NY – – On May 12, Councilwoman Jane Bonner attended the graduation ceremony held at Canine Companions Genesis Center in Medford. As one of the most recognized leaders of the service dog industry, Canine Companions provides service dogs free of charge to all qualified adults, children and veterans with disabilities. They also provide facility dogs to professionals working in healthcare, criminal justice and educational settings. Since their founding in 1975, Canine Companions dogs and all follow-up services have been at no cost to their clients. Pictured left to right are Canine Companions Northeast Puppy Program Manager Sharon McComb; Councilwoman Jane Bonner; NYS Assemblyman Ed Flood; Canine Companions Volunteer Puppy Raiser, Brooke Stern with “Nutmeg;” and Canine Companions Volunteer James Tullo.

Canine Companions Northeast Training Center is located at 286 Middle Island Road in Medford. Go to or call 631-561-0200 to find out more and to learn out how you can help.
Bonner Canine Companions group photo

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