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Toy drive benefits 4-legged military heroes

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

An eastern Iowa pet supply store is working to help make this holiday season a special one for those defending our nation. The store is supporting those in the military often forgotten, our military working dogs.

Leash on Life in Iowa City is selling large Kong toys to be sent overseas to military working dogs and their handlers. The holiday packages will be shipped for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

"We haven't really been able to reach out to the military working dogs so this is our chance to kind of honor them and make their holidays a little happier," said Julie Phye of Leash on Life.

The effort is part of a national holiday toy and supply drive called Kongs for K9's. Leash on Life is the only store in Iowa to participate.

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