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I would like to thank Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis and his team for the outstanding event, “Shelter Me: Partners for Life,” a celebration of shelter animals at the Hanover Theatre on October 20. Sheriff Lew and his team took a chance on a shelter dog named Nikita from the Sterling Animal Shelter and trained him to be an amazing and competent K-9 drug detection dog. Nikita’s story is featured in the PBS Series “Shelter Me,” an inspiring series that celebrates shelter pets with positive and uplifting stories.

Currently, there are thousands of shelter animals across the United States waiting for their forever homes. Thank you to Sheriff Lew, Lt. Thomas Chabot and their team for helping in efforts to change the world for shelter pets by adopting Nikita, and sharing their story.

All the proceeds of the “Shelter Me: Partners for Life” event are going to our local animal shelters.

Laurie J. Drazek

Social Worker/Animal Shelter/Rescue Volunteer