IPC event supports reunion of military working dogs with service members

Brendan Cabey with MWD Ramos. Photo by Capehart Photography

As the sun set over the International Polo Club Palm Beach last month, American Humane hosted a charity cocktail party to honor the brave heroes at both ends of the leash.

Military working dogs, who serve valiantly alongside US troops to protect them from IEDs and other dangers, are too often retired overseas and cannot be brought home by their former masters.

“American Humane is thrilled to have brought together such an exceptional audience in Wellington to support our efforts to reunite brave American military K-9s with their beloved handlers,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, President and CEO of the management of American Humane. “After serving our country, many brave military working dogs are tragically left alone overseas, and military dog ​​handlers often face the heartbreaking reality of separating from their K-9 counterparts after forming a bond. incredible through service on the battlefield.”

Guests savored delicious appetizers and signature cocktails by the pool during the January 13 event, and enjoyed the contemporary beats of world-renowned musician Victor Espinola and his electric Paraguayan harp.

A silent auction featured notable prizes, ranging from a scenic helicopter tour of Palm Beach and the Florida coast to a two-night stay at Caerula Mar Club, Bahamas, with private jet transportation by Verijet .

Proceeds will help bring Military Working Dogs (MWD) home to be reunited with their handlers. Additionally, the money will provide free, specialized and preventive medical care to retired MWDs.

For more information, visit www.americanhumane.org.

Bette C. Alvarado