Harris Teeter, Milk-Bone Brand Partner to Make Service Dog Donation to North Carolina Resident

30-year-old Man with Epilepsy to Receive Free Canine Assistants Service Dog at Harris Teeter

Charlotte, N.C. (PRWEB) January 05, 2012

The Milk-Bone® brand and Harris Teeter are partnering to make a service dog donation to Gregory Moultrie of Raleigh, N.C. Gregory, who was diagnosed with Epilepsy at birth, will be welcomed to the Canine Assistants family by a certified Canine Assistants Trainer and representative service dog.

Canine Assistants is a non-profit organization that provides service dogs to people with various disabilities, at no cost to the recipient. It takes up to two years to train each dog with the cost and care of these specially trained dogs exceeding $20,000. The organization runs entirely on individual and corporate donations, such as those from the Milk-Bone® brand.

Gregory’s new service dog will alert family and friends in case of an emergency, as well as offer constant companionship. Gregory is looking forward to the independence he’ll gain.

WHERE
Harris Teeter
1811 Matthews Township Pkwy.
Matthews, N.C. 28105
(704) 846.7177

WHEN
Thursday, Jan.12, 2012
11 a.m.

WHY
The Milk-Bone® brand believes in giving back to the community and the “It’s Good To Give” initiative is taking steps to help people with special needs by partnering them with a Canine Assistants service dog. Through the Milk-Bone® Canine Assistants program, the Milk-Bone® brand and their retail partners together have donated hundreds of service dogs nationwide over the past 13 years.

Gregory and his new best friend will go home together after they have both attended a two-week training camp at the Canine Assistants location in Alpharetta, Ga.

The media and public are invited to attend the event, meet Gregory and his family, and learn more about service dogs and how they enhance the quality of life of those they serve.

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About Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter Inc. with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a subsidiary of Ruddick Corporation (NYSE:RDK), a Fortune 500 company. Harris Teeter is the 24th largest supermarket in the U.S. with 2011 sales of $4.29 billion. The grocery store chain employs over 24,000 associates and has 206 stores in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.

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Contact

  • Danna Jones
    Harris Teeter
    704.844.3904
    Email
  • Kristin Bate
    The Wilson Group
    972.444.8443

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