Sheriff’s Office Unveils Golden Retriever As Their New Emotional Support Animal

Adirondack Bank Provides Funding For The Purchase Of “Addie”

At a morning press conference at the Marr-Logg Restaurant, Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol introduced the newest member of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office to the community. Addie, a 10 week old purebred Golden Retriever designated as the agency’s Emotional Support Animal (ESA), that will be assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence and Mental Health / Crisis Assessment Unit.

Addie, once trained, will provide companionship to victims of crimes and others in crisis along with helping them deal with anxiety, depression, and certain phobias. Investigator Edward Constantine will be Addie’s handler and she will reside with the investigator and his family when she’s not working.

Several weeks ago while at a luncheon at the Marr-Logg House Restaurant in Utica, Rocco Arcuri Sr. - President and CEO of Adirondack Bank overhead Sheriff Rob Maciol talking about an idea of getting an Emotional Support Animal for the Sheriff’s Office. Once he learned more details about how much an Emotional Support Animal can do for the community, Mr. Arcuri offered to provide the funding to the Sheriff for the animal through Adirondack Bank. At today’s event, Mr. Arcuri presented a check for $ 4,645.00 to Sheriff Maciol for the cost of purchasing Addie along with all of the necessary items needed for her care.

Also in attendance at this morning’s event was Nicole DiOrio, owner of Nevani Goldens – the AKC breeder that Addie came from, and Tyler & Sara Raux, owners of Amarok Kennels, LLC who will be providing the necessary training for Addie. They will be providing the training at no cost to the Sheriff’s Office.