Every Good Dog Has Its Day

Photo by DIANNE AVERY/Acorn Newspapers

RIGHTFUL RECOGNITION—At right, Nancy Frawley, a representative from State Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin’s office, presents Rafael Stoneman, and his Alaskan malamute, Leo, with a certificate of recognition for their work with local homeless people during a ceremony at the Gold Coast Veterans Foundation in Camarillo on Sept. 12. Above, Dennis Murphy, chairman of the Gold Coast Veterans Foundation, presents Stoneman, a columnist with the Acorn Newspapers and an Army veteran, with a $5,000 check to cover Leo’s upcoming leg surgery. The money was raised by members of the foundation, who surprised the veteran and his dog with the check.

Photo by DIANNE AVERY/Acorn Newspapers

Source: The Camarillo Acorn article from September 20, 2019