Coloring book to support local veterans and shelter dogs

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I illustrated and designed a coloring book that the student’s of Pickney High School in Michigan wrote about Stiggy’s Dogs an organization that train service dogs for war veterans. It is a fantastic initiative and I was happy that I could contibute with my illustrations. Now the book is spreading around the state among schools as it is as a free copy. The students raise money at home to help this great organization.

You can read the Livingston Daily article

Pinckney Community High School students in special-education classes, and kindergarteners at Country Elementary School in Hamburg Township worked together to support Stiggy’s Dogs, a local nonprofit agency that rescues and trains shelter dogs to become psychiatric service dogs for military veterans living with post traumatic stress disorder or a traumatic brain injury.

The high school students wrote “Bella The Helper Dog,” a story about a service dog that they read to the elementary school students after a presentation by Jennifer Petre, director of Stiggy’s Dogs, Army Ranger Brian Gahns, and his Stiggy’s service dog, Rusty.

Each kindergartener received a copy of the book, which included a collection envelope for students to collect money for Stiggy’s Dogs by doing chores at home.

The high school students also made rubber-band bracelets that younger students will sell at school later this month as a fundraiser for Stiggy’s Dogs.

Army Ranger Brian Gahns introduces his service dog, Rusty, to kindergarteners at Country Elementary School in Hamburg Township. / SUBMITTED PHOTO

Army Ranger Brian Gahns introduces his service dog, Rusty, to kindergarteners at Country Elementary School in Hamburg Township. / SUBMITTED PHOTO


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