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We love our animals.  They're a part of our family in many ways.  For those that rely on their animal friends for assistance there is an even bigger bond.  A non-profit organization in Lincoln, Maine provides opportunity for those bonds and now you can help too.

'Silent Sidekicks' is an organization that provides animal assisted therapy and activities through a network of volunteers.  They bring programs to local libraries, healthcare facilities and schools and serve all ages and abilities.  To learn more click here. 

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As with most non-profits, funding can be hard to come by.  Silent Sidekicks has entered a national contest where if they receive the most votes online, 'Citgo Fueling Good' will donate a $5000 gift card so that they can continue providing valuable programs like 'Reader of the Pack' and 'Paws and Effect.'  Just visit the Citgo Fueling Good website, search for Silent Sidekicks and vote.  You can vote once a day until December1st.