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New Tripoli family helps special needs dogs

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A family who has a special mission to help out special needs dogs joined us on 69 News at Sunrise: Weekend Edition.

John Bernhart, his granddaughter, Angel and son, Michael of New Tripoli were on the set with dogs, Winston and Odo.

Their mission started when Michael, who has cerebral palsy, adopted a dog, Hayley, who became his service dog. Sadly, Hayley died three years ago.

This inspired them to adopt dogs in similar situations to Michael.

The family picks up and transports puppy mill dogs from Ohio to rescue groups in upstate New York. They also go to Maryland and take dogs to an advanced animal hospital.

John has released a CD, "The Wonder of Dogs," to raise money for dog rescue organizations.

The CD can be purchased at  Living Things Pet Supply Store on Route 309 or online on iTunes and CD Baby. All proceeds go to dog rescue organizations.

For more information check out their Facebook page, Hayley & Odo.

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