posted at 9/24/2011 6:58 PM EDT
CPD officer seeks donations to help save dogBy Mike Berger
Canton Police Detective Glen Piro, who is currently serving in Afghanistan, is seeking financial assistance to help bring a dog home to the United States.
www.thecantoncitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/CPD-Patch.jpg">The dog, named Adel, is a young, malnourished puppy that was adopted by an Army unit stationed in a remote and dangerous area of Afghanistan. The dog has saved numerous lives by alerting the soldiers to the presence of insurgents. The weather is changing and the dog will not survive the winter in the freezing mountains of Afghanistan.
The soldiers are working to get Adel to Kabul, where she will be examined and vaccinated and then transported to New York. Once in the U.S., she will be taken care of by family and friends until the early spring, when St. Eric Rom, serving with Officer Piro, is scheduled to return home from his deployment.
The total cost of saving Adel is estimated at $3,000 for medical care and transportation. For every $25 donation, the donor will receive a bracelet with a sterling silver clasp, small sterling beads, and clear and purple Swarovski crystals.
Donations in any amount can be sent to the attention of Police Lt. Helena Findlen. Checks should be made payable to the Canton Police Association and sent to the Canton Police Department, 1492 Washington St., Canton, MA 02021.
Re: Help Adel
posted at 11/25/2011 7:24 AM EST
Residents pitch in to bring dog to America
By Mike Berger
Residents from the Canton community have helped rescue a dog named Adel from war-torn Afghanistan, and he is now safely in Rhode Island. Local contributions quickly exceeded the $3,000 request made by Canton police officer Glen Piro — the total hit $3,218 this week.
Piro, who is currently serving in Afghanistan, sought the financial assistance to save Adel, a malnourished puppy that was adopted by an Army unit stationed in a remote part of Afghanistan. Adel has saved numerous lives by alerting the soldiers to the presence of insurgents. But because the weather is quickly changing, the soldiers felt the dog wouldn’t survive the winter. Adel is being cared for by the family and friends of Sgt. Eric Rom, who is serving with Piro. Both men are still serving in Afghanistan.
Police Lt. Helena Findlen said she has been in contact with Piro, who is very grateful to the Canton community for raising money for Adel. “It really raised their morale when they got the news,” Findlen said. “Both Glen and Sgt. Rom are very appreciative and grateful for all the contributions.”