More than 100 people turned out Thursday night to support Canine Companions for Independence, the nonprofit organization that trains and provides service dogs to families in need of assistance.
The “Wine and Noses” fundraiser at Martha Clara Vineyards was a wonderful success, said Eileen Benthal, of Jamesport, whose family members have both raised and relied on Canine Companions service dogs.
Numerous people across the North Fork have raised puppies for Canine Companions and even more rely on trained service dogs for assistance with daily living. See July 26 story, “Canine Companions for Independence fundraiser celebrates chain of love on North Fork.”
SoutholdLOCAL photos by Emil Breitenbach Jr.
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