DOGNY: America's Tribute to Search and Rescue Dogs
New York City Fire Commissioner, Firefighters Unveil Fire Truck DOGNY Sculpture at FAO Schwarz/Trump Plaza
New York City Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta and some of his NYC firefighters unveiled a specially designed fire truck DOGNY sculpture on Wednesday, September 18th at the General Motors Building at Trump International Plaza.
The colorfully decorated canine sculpture, "Ladder Company K-9" was designed by artist Paul Farinacci, a professional artist, who incorporated parts from a real toy fire engine from his childhood (e.g., tires, ladder) for his design. Ladder Company K-9 is just one of the more then 20 sculptures sponsored by The Iams Company.
This sculpture was the latest of more than 100 DOGNY sculptures that are currently being put on display throughout the city of New York by the AKC. They will remain on display through November, and will then be sold at auction in December at Sotheby's and on Sotheby's.com. All net proceeds to go to volunteer and professional Search and Rescue organizations throughout the United States through The American Kennel Club (AKC) Companion Animal Recovery Corporation Canine Support and Relief Fund, an established 501 (C)(3) charity.