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Lucy Pet’s ‘Paws for Life’ Tournament of Roses Parade Float Featured Heroic Dogs And A Cat
Lucy Pet’s “Paws for Life” 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade Float featured several heroic dogs and a cat who have saved, protected and "made a difference" in the lives of humans.! Lucy Pet presents stories that exemplify the most profound relationship: ‘the human animal bond.’ “We were honored to have worked with such heroic animals and the people who love them,” said Joey Herrick, President and Founder of The Lucy Pet Foundation and Lucy Pet Products. “We salute the animals for their love, companionship and bravery… whether it’s a cat protecting a little boy from a vicious dog attack or a military working dog shielding soldiers in combat, they each deserve this very special recognition.” Each animal riding the Lucy Pet float has a unique and amazing story to tell: Sirius a retired K-9 military working dog was working in Afghanistan with his best friend and handler, 22-year-old Marine Sgt. Joshua Ashley, when Sgt. Ashley was killed by an IED. Sirius was also injured but was able to return for an additional tour of duty. Upon Sirius’ retirement from the Marines, he was adopted by Sgt. Ashley’s family. The now 10-year-old German Shepherd will ride the float alongside Sgt. Ashley’s mother Tammie, in memory of her son. Watch a video of Sirius Tara a cat who saved four-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo from a vicious dog attack as he played in his driveway. ‘Tara’ fearlessly jumped on a dog five times her size and chased him down the street then returned to check on Jeremy’s well-being. The surveillance footage of that event was seen by over 30 million people on YouTube! ‘Tara’ will ride along with now seven-year-old Jeremy and his parents, Roger and Erica Triantafilo. Watch Tara's video Jax, a five-year-old Belgian Malinois Oxnard Police Department K-9 and his handler, Senior Officer Daniel Casson will ride the float in…