News outlets such as NBC, KOBI-TV 5 and several other outlet including the show The Dr's interviewed the celebrities that attended: Betty White, Joanna Krupa, Lea Thompson, Elaine Hendrix, Theo Von, Constance Marie, Steven Sorrentino, Lauren Volker, Izabella St. James, Ashley Hobbs, Caitlin O'Connor, Allison Melnick, Kristen Renton, Stephanie Carpentieri, Andrea Arden, Vaughn Maurice.
Afterwards lunch was provided by the Sportsmen's Lodge. For starters: Warm rolls and butter, Garden fresh iceberg wedge with bleu cheese dressing. The main course was Housemade vegetable and sautéed spinach lasagna roll complemented by a classic marina sauce. Complimentary wine was provided by Blind Dog Wines and Ecluse Wines. And for dessert was a delicious Apple Tart Tatin.
Dogs for the Deaf, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit, "for impact" organization, was founded in 1977 by the late Roy G. Kabat. Roy worked with exotic and domestic animals for movies and television and had a small traveling circus. After retiring to the Applegate Valley in southern Oregon, he was contacted by the American Humane Association and their headquarters in Denver, Colorado. A deaf woman in Minnesota had had a dog that had trained itself to let her know when things were going on. As she lost more and more hearing, the dog alerted her to more and more things. After her dog died, the woman realized how much she had come to depend on the dog and began a search for someone to train a new dog for her. The American Humane Association began some experimental work trying to train dogs to help people who were deaf, and they wanted Roy's advice. After spending two weeks in Denver, Roy came back to Oregon and began Dogs for the Deaf. Dogs for the Deaf was first housed outside Jacksonville, Oregon, then moved in 1989 to our current 40 acre site at the base of lower Table Rock in Central Point, Oregon. From the very beginning, Dogs for the Deaf has maintained a commitment to every dog rescued from the shelter and to every person helped. Dogs for the Deaf is there for the life of the team, providing guidance and help to make sure every team is receiving maximum benefit from each other.
For more information about DFD please visit http://www.dogsforthedeaf.org/
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