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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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