Help Old Man John & Laddie Recover

Old Man John and his dog Laddie are neighborhood icons. Every day they are seen walking up and down James Street, and if you are fortunate enough to speak with them, you will find that John and Laddie are absolute delights. 

John is a Marine veteran who served in Vietnam and Laddie is his service dog. They lost their home, located above Peterson's Pets, on 02/28/19 to an unfortunate fire and they need our help more than ever.

John is a good friend and neighbor, and although this amount is nothing compared to what he deserves, any little bit will help.


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  • Brenda Ferreira 
    • 10 $ 
    • 18 mos
  • Linda Zigrino 
    • 100 $ 
    • 19 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 20 $ 
    • 19 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 90 $ 
    • 19 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 100 $ 
    • 19 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Corissa Rost 
Rome, NY
John Boss 
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