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    Rescue Dog Bear Getting His Medical Benefits

    'STIFFED' RESCUE DOG
    HAS HIS DAY

    By ANDY GELLER
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    July 20, 2002 -- A California insurance company has changed its mind and decided to pay the medical bills of one of the most acclaimed Ground Zero rescue dogs.
    Dr. Jack Stephens, president of Veterinary Pet Insurance, said the company was wrong to deny a free policy to Bear, a 12-year-old golden retriever who helped recover dozens of bodies, including that of beloved FDNY Chief Peter Ganci.

    "We should have issued the policy, and we're going to make the offer now," Stephens said after The Post published a story about Bear's plight.

    In addition, he said, the company's foundation will pay the pooch's $3,000 in medical bills.

    While at Ground Zero, Bear hurt his back and his weight fell from 110 and 85 pounds.

    "They should have done it in the first place," said Bear's owner, Scott Shields.

    In January, the Brea, Calif., company offered 300 free one-year policies to the search-and-rescue dogs involved in the Ground Zero effort.

    The company eventually issued policies to 89 dogs. But it denied them to five others, including Bear, who led the Columbus Day parade and was named "the most celebrated dog in the world" by the Guinness Book of World Records.

    The change of heart came as New Yorkers opened their hearts to Bear, with dozens offering contributions and three organizations offering to pay the full bill.


    PUT'ER THERE:
    Ground Zero rescue dog Bear and owner Scott Shields have reason to celebrate - a pet insurer changed its mind and will now offer a policy on the dog.

    NYP: D. Halasy

    http://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/19380.htm

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    GROUND ZERO K9 SEARCH AND RESCUE

    THANKS TO ALL K9 DOGS AND THEIR HANDLERS

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