READER SUBMITTED: At The 2014 Hunting And Fishing Show
USCG Auxiliarist Kristina Carlson, center, keeps an eye on Remmie, her eight year old Sheltie, and mascot of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. (February 20, 2014)
Carlson of Middletown pointed out the importance of pets wearing a life jacket as Remmie, quietly sat by showing off his life jacket. Kristina demonstrated how the strap on the top of the jacket allows her to easily pick up her dog should he go overboard. Dog life jackets keep pets safe on the water. They provide ultimate buoyancy and high visibility. Several sizes and styles of dog life jackets are available for small to large breeds.
Carlson and Remmie do a lot of boating during the warmer months. "He always wears his jacket when we are on the water even though he is a great swimmer!" said Carlson.
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary has served as the civilian, uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard for 75 years. The 30,000 volunteer members donate millions of hours in support of Coast Guard missions, such as Search & Rescue, Public Education and Maritime Domain Awareness. For information on joining the Auxiliary, please contact Stan Barnes at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Auxiliary website at: http://join.cgaux.org.