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Eighth Grader Honored for Helping Police K9

The Boston Herald via YellowBrix

August 18, 2010

BOSTON – A 13-year-old Massachusetts girl who struggled for months to raise $750 to buy a bulletproof vest for a police dog is being honored for her generosity.

MBTA Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan says Anna Barowsky made dog-shaped biscuits, doggie earrings out of clay, homemade whole wheat dog biscuits and sold lemonade at lemonade stands to raise money for a dog named Marco.

The eight grader also put out collection jars at pet stores in nearby towns.

Barowsky initially tried to donate a vest to other police dogs and to the military. Those efforts were unsuccessful and she then focused her attention to Marco, whose handler, Officer Sean McCarthy, helped the girl achieve her goal.

Barowsky will receive a “Certificate of Appreciation” at a special ceremony Wednesday morning at transit police headquarters.


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    upstatenylawman

    almost 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    Excellent work Anna! I am sure Marco appreciates what you have done. Great job!!!

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    recon2819

    almost 4 years ago

    254 Comments

    wow..what an amazing girl with a great heart. I wish more people would get invloved to help. It is so cool that a young child had the ambition to take on a project like this.

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    pheilman

    almost 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    What a wonderful thing for you to do for Marco, I am very proud of you sweetie, you are a very special young lady! Thank you Anna! :-)

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    awesome

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    bikecop45

    almost 4 years ago

    206 Comments

    What a nice thing to do...good for you young lady! Honestly, where can you find kids like that lately?

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    jims4

    almost 4 years ago

    2610 Comments

    Thank You Anna for your special gift to Marco. You are to be commended and your parents deserve special commendation as well. Keep up the good work Anna.....you are an inspiration.

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    Roque1983

    almost 4 years ago

    34 Comments

    It's great to hear these kind of stories.

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    jctruth1

    almost 4 years ago

    118 Comments

    It's amazing that she shows MORE respect and more HONOR than probably a dozen adults...

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    t1401hm

    almost 4 years ago

    1754 Comments

    Great job!

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    FAnthro

    almost 4 years ago

    60 Comments

    Fantastic work young lady. I am sure Marco thanks you too!

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    CamoPhreak63

    almost 4 years ago

    470 Comments

    AWESOME JOB! We need more people with that kinda dedication!!

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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Excellent. Anna.

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    Velcro911

    almost 4 years ago

    720 Comments

    Great job Anna!

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 4 years ago

    50280 Comments

    Way to go Anna. BIG THUMBS UP.

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    Whalewatcher

    almost 4 years ago

    11186 Comments

    Great story !!!

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