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Donations needed for canine care packages

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CHARLESTON, West Virginia -

Doctors and staff at Animal Care Associates Veterinary Clinic in Charleston are collecting donations for canine care packages to send to United States Military dogs in Afghanistan.

They'll include things like cooling vests, nail trimmers, eye and ear ointments, and will be sent to the handlers of 50 dogs.

Kimberly Linger is a Veterinary Assistant at the Clinic. She said the donation drive was inspired by a family member who is currently serving. "The base that he is on right now they recently had an episode where one of the dogs had sniffed out someone trying to come on to the base," Linger said. "We think the dog saved a lot of lives that day."

They are also collecting care items, card, and letters for the human handlers.

If you would like to help, just contact Animal Care Associates at 304-344-2244.

The deadline to donate is November 25.