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Commemorate and Celebrate Veterans by Helping Stiggy's Dogs

Stiggy's DogsOnce again the Canton Public Library is honoring our veterans by holding a collection drive. This year we are featuring Stiggy's Dogs, a non-profit organization that rescues and trains shelter dogs to become service guides for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injuries. They "Rescue One to Rescue Another" in honor of fallen hero HM3 Benjamin 'Doc Stiggy' Castiglione, who loved the Marines, his family and dogs. Throughout May we will be gladly accepting the following donations at the reception area:
  • collars
  • flea and tick medication
  • toys (especially tennis balls)
  • nail clippers
  • dog treats (no rawhide please)
  • dog beds/blankets
  • dog crates (new/used)
  • treadmills (new/used)
  • cash donations (checks made to Stiggy's Dogs)
Also during May, photos contributed by staff and patrons of family members who have served or are serving in the armed forces, along with movies and books that honor our veterans, will also be showcased. See how to submit your photograph here.

A Call for Military Photos

Each year the Canton Public Library honors our military veterans throughout the month of May in various ways.  This year we are asking anyone interested to bring in a photo of a family member who is serving, or has served, in any branch of the U.S. military.  Please make a photo copy or provide a copy (5" X 7" or smaller) that we can keep with the veteran's name, rank, branch and years of service, if known.  Also, please include your name and relationship.  The photos should be submitted before May 1st.  We look forward to displaying them for all to honor.