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Deputy Dogs stops by CECI

By CECI - | May 5, 2021
PHOTO PROVIDED From left, Naomi Chance, Rick Wilbanks with Gunner, and Lee County Sheriff's Office Community Liaison Amy Dell Aquila.

The Children’s Education Center of the Islands recently made new friends through the Deputy Dogs program, involving the nonprofit Compassionate Cops and Lee County Sheriff’s Office. The students learned about the importance of peacefully cohabitating with everyone and everything in the natural world. They heard a miraculous story about a young dog and its owner encountering an alligator by a lake near their home. The students were excited to meet the dog, Gunner, and owner Rick Wilbanks. They asked many questions, retold stories of their own, and loved meeting their new fluffy friend.