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Dogs to graduate from Brookhaven shelter

Raise the woof for 14 dogs from the Brookhaven animal shelter who will graduate from obedience school June 11.

The dogs, part of a group of 19 trained by volunteers from Hounds Town and Canine Counsel, will receive their doggy diplomas at an 11 a.m. graduation ceremony at the shelter, at 300 Horseblock Rd. in Brookhaven. Five of the dogs have already been adopted, and the rest are ready to go to happy homes.

“The 14 dogs who are graduating from obedience school on June 11 are ready to be loving companions and I encourage residents to come to their graduation and bring one home,” said Brookhaven Supervisor Mark Lesko in a news release.

People interested in adopting one of the dogs can attend the graduation ceremony, or call 631-286-4940. The shelter will waive the normal adoption fees for any of the program dogs.

Brookhaven is also hosting a free rabies clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of town hall at 1 Independence Hill in Farmingville. A thousand free rabies vaccinations will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Dogs must be leashed, and cats and ferrets in pet carriers. The animal shelter will also offer low-cost booster shots and micro-chipping at the cash-only event.

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