28 Feb '15, 11pm

Celebrating Retired Police & #Military Working #Dogs via @ChicagoNow

Celebrating Retired Police & #Military Working #Dogs via @ChicagoNow

Foster pauses again. "Mick means the world to me. I would lay down my life for him. And he did this for me, and would do it again. After what you go through to get your partner back home, I can't imagine not being able to afford to care for him. It would crush me." Diane Whetsel is founder and board chair of the non-profit Sage Foundation for Dogs Who Serve . The organization, named for Whetsel's now deceased dog, promotes the welfare of dogs who've faithfully served (often in harm's way) in wars, police work, crime prevention and rescue efforts through education and increasing public awareness. Sage served as a search-and-rescue dog in Iraq, and among other notable assignments, worked at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, and helped search for lost people after Hurricane Katrina. Shortly after retiring,

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