Today, May 20th is "National Rescue Dog Day." It was founded by Lisa Wiehebrink of Tails That Teach, to inspire kindness to pets and peers. The day was inspired by a dog that was rescued in 2009 and is now the main character in the Tails That Teach book series that teaches kids how to be kind and gentle to their pet.

It's also a day to bring awareness to the many dogs that are in shelters waiting to be adopted. These rescue dogs have to overcome so many obstacles but they can make such a positive difference in our lives. With training, they can help people with disabilities as service animals too.

I have been part of a foster and forever dog family for almost 10 years. I have a rescue dog named "CJ"  from Cayuga Dog Rescue and he has been a part of my life since 2014.

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In preparation for today, the Broome County Humane Society (BCHS)had a sPAW day at their grooming salon. Remington, Ruby, Oliver, Ozzie, and the rest had a Pupparazzi time and are hoping you'll visit them soon.

If you didn't know, the BCHS receives NO GOVERNMENT FUNDING and they depend on your donations along with adoptions and fundraisers. In fact, they are offering a variety of specific breed cuts and specialties with a portion of the proceeds benefiting their shelter pets right now.

They are located at 167 Conklin Avenue in Binghamton and you can call (607) 724-3709 to find out more and schedule an appointment.

BC Humane Society Duck Derby

If your looking for a way to help the BC Humane Society but can't adopt a dog or cat right now, you could "adopt" a duck during their Duck Derby at Highland Park in Endwell in July.

You'll be helping them out and you could even go home with $5,000 dollars in your pocket.


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