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Love and help from service dogs

When service dogs are at work there is no petting allowed; but once their capes are removed, it’s party time. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

SALISBURY — Everyone had to restrain the natural instinct to pet the dogs at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday morning, May 5.

Barbara Hayward and Jeanne Jones from Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (ECAD), a nonprofit group in Winchester, brought Honor, a golden retriever puppy (5 months old) and the more experienced black Lab Holly (6 years) to demonstrate how dogs are trained to assist people with disabilities.

It’s a lengthy process. 

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