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PRA Group selects name for America's VetDogs puppy
In honor of Military Appreciation Month, the future service dog in training was named Ace
PRA Group, Inc—a company that acquires and collects nonperforming loans—has announced a collaboration with America's VetDogs—a national nonprofit that trains and places service dogs with veterans and first responders with disabilities. PRA Group launched this partnership as it is in line with its dedication to supporting these veterans and first responders.
According to a company release,1 in honor of Military Appreciation Month, PRA Group named a 10-week-old male yellow Labrador retriever an upcoming service dog in training. The PRA Group employees selected the name Ace through a nationwide vote.
"Employees overwhelmingly voted to name him 'Ace,' which is fitting not only because our business is in financial services, but also because of the nickname's associations with military prowess," expressed Alexandra Bitonti, manager of events and community engagement and volunteer Puppy Raiser for America's VetDogs, in the release.
America's VetDogs offers improved mobility and independence at no cost to veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders with disabilities so they can live with pride and self-reliance.1
Ace will call Hampton Roads, Virginia, where PRA Group headquarters has been since its initiation in 1996 home.
"With the world's largest naval base close by in Norfolk, this is a critical cause for our local community. I am proud PRA Group will support veterans and service members on a national scale with America's VetDogs. I know first-hand that this organization does a fantastic job of raising awareness, making life-changing connections, and providing long-term solutions," Bitonti concluded.
PRA Group names America's VetDogs puppy, "Ace." News release. PRA Group. May 31, 2022. Accessed May 31, 2022. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pra-group-names-americas-vetdogs-puppy-ace-301557787.html