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A student at MercyFirst works with dogs in

A student at MercyFirst works with dogs in the Project C.A.R.E. program at the Syosset Campus. Pet Peeves provides grants to support the therapy program. Through C.A.R.E (Canine Academy for Rehabilitation and Education), youth learn basic health care and grooming techniques for canines, and gain basic knowledge of animal behavior and training methods with the use of MercyFirst's therapy dogs. (2013) Photo Credit: Handout

Woodbury nonprofit funds front-line groups sheltering homeless animals.

A student at MercyFirst works with dogs in
Photo Credit: Handout

A student at MercyFirst works with dogs in the Project C.A.R.E. program at the Syosset Campus. Pet Peeves provides grants to support the therapy program. Through C.A.R.E (Canine Academy for Rehabilitation and Education), youth learn basic health care and grooming techniques for canines, and gain basic knowledge of animal behavior and training methods with the use of MercyFirst's therapy dogs. (2013)

Janine Dion, founder and president of Pet Peeves
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Janine Dion, founder and president of Pet Peeves Inc., a nonprofit she runs from her office at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, visits with cats at the Animal Lovers League in Glen Cove. (Nov. 11, 2013)

Diane Levitan, veterinarian adviser on the Pet Peeves
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Diane Levitan, veterinarian adviser on the Pet Peeves board and owner of Peace Love Pets in Commack, works with a patient using hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Levitan tends to pets that come in for medical advice through Pet Peeves. (Nov. 7, 2013)

Janine Dion with her late Mario, a pet
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Janine Dion with her late Mario, a pet store dog that developed chronic illnesses. He inspired her to help other animals too. In 13 years her group has raised $1 million-plus.

Janine Dion, founder and president of Pet Peeves
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Janine Dion, founder and president of Pet Peeves Inc., a nonprofit she runs from her office at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, and Richard Monti, CEO of Crest Hollow Country Club, discuss the day's agenda. (Nov. 11, 2013)

Janine Dion, founder and president of Pet Peeves
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Janine Dion, founder and president of Pet Peeves Inc., a nonprofit she runs from her office at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, takes a call while on a visit to the Animal Lovers League in Glen Cove. (Nov. 11, 2013)

Pet Peeves’ Janine Dion, left, with Joan Phillips,
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Pet Peeves’ Janine Dion, left, with Joan Phillips, director of the Animal Lovers League, which provides special medical care in Glen Cove. (Nov. 11, 2013)

Volunteers from Pet Peeves, Susan McKenna and Laurie
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Volunteers from Pet Peeves, Susan McKenna and Laurie Bloom, pay a visit to Double D Bar Ranch in Manorville. The ranch in Manorville, which receives funding from Pet Peeves, provides a home to abused or unwanted farm animals. (Nov. 5, 2013)

Cindy Aronstam, a volunteer from Pet Peeves, visits
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Cindy Aronstam, a volunteer from Pet Peeves, visits some of the many goats that live on the Double D Bar Ranch in Manorville. (Nov. 5, 2013)

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