Torrington Savings Bank supports K9 Officer and K9 Addison

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TORRINGTON, CT – Torrington Savings Bank hosted a Dog Days of Summer Event in conjunction with iHeart Radio’s Renee DiNino, as part of a fundraising effort to support K9 Officer Addison of Torrington with Handling Officer Hannah Yabrosky.

The event was held for employees and resulted in a $1,000 donation to Yabrosky to offset food and vet costs for Addison.

Yabrosky has been with the Torrington Police Department since 2017. In 2021, the position of Therapy Dog Handler was created and Yabrosky was paired with K9 Addison, an ADA certified service dog.

Addison is a 2-year-old male yellow Labrador Retriever who was trained and donated by the New York-based non-profit organization, Puppies Behind Bars. The dog’s role within the police department is officer welfare and community relations, as well as victim services, according to a statement.

Addison’s training allows her to specialize in comforting adults and children after critical/traumatic incidents, according to Yabrosky.

“On her days off, Addison loves swimming and hiking,” she said.

“Our team is always looking for unique ways to support our community,” said Lesa Vanotti, president and CEO of the bank. “When Renee told us about the incredible work Officer Addison was doing in our community, we jumped at the chance to help.

“We live in a time when his services, and those of Constable Yabrosky, are needed to ensure our first responders are emotionally supported and victims have a calming presence in traumatic situations,” Vanotti said. . “We enjoyed our visit with Addison and look forward to staying in touch with him and Officer Yabrosky throughout their service at Torrington.”

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