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Special Surfing Canine Competitor

Jul 02, 2012 07:18AM

Helen Woodward Animal Center’s (HWAC) Surf Dog Clinic, being held Saturday, July 28, will include a very special canine competitor whose owner has dedicated his life to the country. “ABH Airman, Tyler Silvestri is in for a big surprise when he returns to his beloved dog Stella,” says HWAC Public Relations Manager, Jessica Gercke, “Silvestri’s mother will have taught the dog to surf!”

The soldier traveled to boot camp in Pensacola, Florida, journeyed as far away as Hong Kong and the Persian Gulf during his deployment, and is currently stationed on the USS Carl Vincent. “During his two years of service, he has missed his beloved dog,” says Gercke. “Silvestri’s mother wanted to do something special for her son and when she heard about Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon, she knew she had to ‘enlist’ Stella.”

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