HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot, visited Hagerstown Tuesday afternoon to present the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award for Washington County.
He presented the award to "For Otis Sake Rescue", a non-profit that rescues at-risk dogs and cats. The organization was awarded for their nationwide efforts to rescue and rehome dogs sitting on death row in kill shelters. Laurie Brewer, the founder, accepted the award on behalf of the organization.
"We thought it was a joke when we got the email. We didn't believe it, then Maureen from the comptroller's office called us and I thought this is real. So, we're just really humbled and grateful that our work has been recognized," said Brewer.
Franchot also stopped by Spichers Appliances & Electronics earlier in the day to promote the upcoming Shop Maryland Energy weekend.
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