Maine Operation Game Thief – Fighting Poachers

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Operation Game Thief
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Dr. Anthony Perrone holds an MD from Dartmouth Medical School. He is now the chief of plastic surgery at Maine General Medical Center. Anthony Perrone, MD, is also active in charitable and philanthropic pursuits, including support of Maine Operation Game Thief (Maine OGT).

A nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting wildlife in the state, Maine OGT works with local authorities and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to stop poachers who commit wildlife crimes. Maine OGT allows the public to anonymously report poachers. Citizens may be eligible for rewards when their information is used to stop wildlife crimes.

Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for information that leads to an arrest for a wildlife violation. A $2,000 reward may be given for information involving the illegal introduction of a nonnative fish species.

Anonymous reporters do not need to testify in court to collect their rewards. To report poaching or other wildlife crimes in Maine, call 1-800-253-7887, or fill out the form online at maineogt.org.

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Special Wishes for Pediatric Patients at Camp Sunshine in Maine

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Camp Sunshine
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Anthony Perrone, MD, is the chief plastic surgeon at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta. In this role, Anthony Perrone, MD, performs reconstructive surgeries and oversees a team of surgeons. Outside of his work at Maine General, Dr. Anthony Perrone enjoys supporting local charities, including Camp Sunshine.

Maine’s Camp Sunshine is a retreat for pediatric patients and their families. The camp is the nation’s only year-round retreat of its kind, providing a fun, supportive environment for families as they fight chronic or serious childhood illnesses.

Camp Sunshine is available to children dealing with cancer, systemic lupus, organ transplants, and hematologic and renal conditions. The camp’s dedicated volunteers and on-site physicians make sure families can relax and have fun during their stay.

At Camp Sunshine, each child has the opportunity to make a special wish. Campers make their own “wish boats” during arts and crafts time.

At a special ceremony, the boats are taken to the camp pond, their candles are lit, and the children make a wish and blow out the candles. The boats then become special souvenirs, tangible reminders of the children’s wishes at a happy time in their lives.