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      Paella For Pups And Patriots

      American Humane Event

      Spotlights Hero Dogs Who

      Transformed The Lives Of
      Veterans Suffering From The

      Invisible Wounds Of War

        Members of the Palm Beach community had an
      opportunity to meet and hear firsthand the life-transforming
      stories of veterans who found their saviors in the form of
      four legs and a wagging tail at a special paella lunch held in
      their honor at the American Humane Sanctuary.
        This heartwarming luncheon featured recent Pups4Patriots
      graduate teams Air Force Veteran Mike and service dog   Susan Cushing and Amanda  Marilyn Pelstring and Peter  Tony Pantano and Linda  Herb Jablin and Sharon
      Justice; and Air Force Veteran D.J. and Gabe. The service   Bowman         Feinman                  Pantano                  Jablin
      dogs, who never stray from their veterans’ sides, are provided
      through American Humane’s Pups4Patriots initiative which
      finds dogs in need of forever homes and trains them to be
      lifesaving service dogs for veterans suffering the invisible
      wounds of war, posttraumatic stress, and traumatic brain
      injury, at no cost to the veteran.

                                                         Larry Strickland and Naomi Judd     Nancy Payne and John Payne Dawn Assenzio and Thomas Assenzio

      D.J. Robbins and Gabe (service dog), Naomi Judd, Mike
      Bundrick and Justice (service dog)

                                                                                                           Angela Adams, Nannett Hendel, Ruby Boeding and Maxine
                                                         Sharon Jablin, Amanda Bowman, Abigail Trenk       Boeding

      D.J. Robbins and Gabe (service dog), Dr. Robin Ganzert,
      Mike Bundrick and Justice (service dog)
        “We are so grateful to these brave veterans who have
      dedicated their lives to protecting our freedoms and are
      honored to be able to help them in their time of need,” said                                                          747-7256
      Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane.
      “Thanks to our generous supporters, our Pups4Patriots
      program is able to literally save lives at both ends of the leash.”
        The Pups4Patriots teams mingled with guests and feasted on                                “Service is our number one priority”
      Chef Gianni Morandi’s legendary paella while enjoying music
      provided by the incomparable vocal artist, Cande Rivers.                                                  561-743-0070
        Notable guests spotted at the event included Lois
      Pope, America’s leading advocate for our veterans, and                                       
      Country Music Hall of Fame member and American
      Humane Board member, Naomi Judd and husband Larry
      Strickland. American Humane’s Board Chairman John
      Payne and Nancy Payne, and board members Amanda
      Bowman, Sharon Jablin, Marilyn Pelstring, and Abigail
      Trenk were all also in attendance.
        To learn more about this historic organization and its mission
      to save lives on both ends of the leash, visit AmericanHumane.
      org or call its Palm Beach office at (561) 537-5887.
      About American Humane
        American Humane is the country’s first national humane
      organization. Founded in 1877, American Humane is
      committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being
      of animals, and our leadership programs are first to serve                                                                    Expires 5/31/22.
      in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals
      and people. For more information or to support our work,
      please visit and follow us on Facebook,                                                         State Licensed & Insured
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                           Photos by Capehart Photography
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