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Willy of the Crooked Lake

To raise money for the Finger Lakes SPCA's new shelter at River's Edge, Gary Brown of Hammondsport has written a children's book which tells the true story of the Brown family's rescue of a dog along the shores of Keuka Lake. The book is entitled, "Willy of the Crooked Lake" and is dedicated in memory of Gary's wife, Martha. It has been beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Mitchell of White Plains, NY, a dear friend of the Browns. "We're very honored that Gary would offer such a gift to us", said Lorraine Manelis, Treasurer of the Board and Project Manger for the new building project. "I've read the story several times and each time it brings tears to my eyes. It has touched my heart."

Gary will be on site at River's Edge Farm during the Santa Paws Holiday Event on December 5th from 11-3pm. Come meet the author and place an order for a minimum donation of $15 per book. The books will be printed and ready for Christmas. After that, they will be available in the store at River's Edge Farm and through online orders at . The donations are dedicated to one of the canine real life rooms which will be named in memory of Martha Brown. A canine real life room is an alternative to the traditional kennel. It is totally enclosed and will provide a quiet, comfortable, homelike environment for our dog friends while he/she awaits adoption. Lorraine will also be available that day to give tours of the new shelter and answer any questions you may have about it.

You may order your copies of "Willy of the Crooked Lake" the following ways:

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