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2015 Results Newsletter

Working Like a Dog

A fund created to help animals keeps canine guides healthy

Abigail and her Labrador, Alexa. Photo by Ari Mintz for The Trust


With our help, Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Yorktown Heights provides free veterinary care to dozens of guide dogs owned by New Yorkers. Abigail Lanier of Brooklyn is blind, and relies on her guide dog, Alexa the Labrador (at right), while navigating bustling, hazardous streets.

Lanier, who moved here from North Carolina to be a part of the music industry, works at a nonprofit group that supports blind and visually impaired musicians. Alexa’s veterinary care keeps her in top condition and was made possible by our donors, including Dr. Anne Anastasi, a research psychiatrist who died in 2001. Anastasi loved animals and left us a bequest to care for them, with an emphasis on providing medical care.

This is one of the ways we use her gift. She’s helping guide dogs as well as the humans who depend on them.

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