So This Happened... Week of Sept. 6 to 12, 2021

So This Happened… Week of Sept. 6 to 12, 2021

So This Happened... Week of Sept. 6 to 12, 2021CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Sept, 12, 2021) — Early Alert Canines, a Concord-based group that places dogs with insulin-dependent diabetics, marked 10 years of life-saving work in a ceremony with the Chamber of Commerce.

“This milestone is quite emotional for many reasons,” said founder Carol Edwards. “Thanks to the bravery of our clients, the loving care of our dogs and the generosity of our donors and partners, we continue to transform the quality of life for our clients and, in many cases, save their lives.”

Meanwhile, the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) celebrated the signing of the national Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act, which will help veterans with challenges such as PTSD, anxiety, agoraphobia and traumatic brain injuries.

“This legislation shows an incredible accomplishment after many years of witnessing the significant therapeutic benefits of veterans with PTSD working with psychiatric service dogs,” Elena Bicker of ARF wrote in her column.

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Bev Britton
Bev Britton
Copy Editor at The Concord Clayton Pioneer |

Bev Britton graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of North Dakota and moved to the Bay Area with her soon-to-be husband Jim in 1986. She was features editor at the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek before becoming managing editor of the Contra Costa Sun in Lafayette in 1995. She retired from newsrooms in 2001, but an ad for the Clayton Pioneer drew her back in. The family moved to Lake Wildwood in the Gold Country a few years ago - but working at the Pioneer keeps her in touch with her old neighborhoods in Concord and Clayton.