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Fourth annual NYS Animal Advocacy day


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.

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