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For 2 trusty local dogs, national spotlights on TV

Jingles, a black lab/golden retriever mix, was named the nation's top service dog at the 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.
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Jingles, a black lab/golden retriever mix, was named the nation's top service dog at the 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.
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Karen Young’s two dogs are playful when home. But for the Amsterdam woman, a blind diabetic, Jingles and Maizey are more than pets — they’re heroes. For the second year in a row, Young’s drive to get her dogs recognized has led to a nationwide spotlight. Maizey has been Young’s diabetic-alert dog for seven years and Jingles started as her guide dog 18 months ago. Maizey’s sense of smell is so acute she can alert ...

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