ALBANY, N.Y.—A special event will take place Wednesday, May 28 in honor of Animal Advocacy day.
John Hargroce, a former Seaworld Killer Whale trainer featured in the documentary “Blackfish”, Yakkul, a dog from Afghanistan that was adopted by a U.S. Special Forces officer from Valatie, and Nimee, a disabled dog that uses a wheelchair to walk around, will be features at the fourth annual animal advocacy day.
The special event will take place from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m.
NEWS10 ABC’s Steve Caporizzo will be emceeing the speaking program beginning at 10:30 a.m.
A full list of guests is shown below:
Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) and his Corgi Gracie
Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) and his dog Tito
Legislators from both sides of the aisle and their pets
Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney
Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo and two K-9 units
Steve Caporizzo of Pet Connection
John Hargrove, former SeaWorld Killer Whale trainer, featured in “Blackfish”
Yakkul who was adopted by U.S. Special Forces member Aaron Eleby
Nimee, a disabled dog that uses a wheelchair and mom Cassie Heyden
Hudson the Railroad Puppy and Richard and Rosemarie Nash who adopted him
Michele Riggi, Saratoga Springs animal advocate and her rescue dog Queenie, who was devocalized prior to its adoption and rescued by Riggi
Bocker the Labradoodle, acting dog from film and TV
Denise James, animal advocate and host of “Let’s Talk Pets”
Valerie Waldin, Professor, HVCC Animal Advocacy Program
Hundreds of pet owners, animal supporters, rescues, shelters, veterinarians
The event is scheduled to take place in the well of the Legislative Office building in Albany.