“We are all dog owners at our Sea Tow location,” she said of Sea Tow Eastern Connecticut, which serves boaters from South Lyme to Watch Hill and offshore to Fisher’s Island. “I felt we could do something.”
Thanks to a generous donation by local Kellog Marine Supply Representative Michael Olearnick, Sea Tow Eastern Connecticut has been able to purchase canine life jackets that will supplement the human PFDs available at its three Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Stands. The stands are located at Brewer Yacht Yard in Mystic; Boats, Inc. in Niantic, and Noank Shipyard. Boaters may borrow life jackets for their crew – and now, for their dogs – from these stands free of charge for a day on the water.
“Your dog is a member of the family,” Sears said. We wanted to help boaters keep everyone onboard safe, whether they have two legs or four.”