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Paws For Ability

September 22, 2020

Life for a family in Greencastle, Franklin County has been changed, as they’ve welcomed their first service dog into their home. They say it’s all thanks to the community who helped fundraise. Back in 2017, abc27 brought you to the bingo fundraiser for the Woodruffs. They were thrilled when they hit their $17,000 goal for […]

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Life-Saving Alert Device

September 22, 2020

Even in a pandemic, Texas A&M is still churning out exceptional aggies doing amazing work to make life easier for others. One team from the engineering school is hoping their project will save the lives of those who need a little help from man’s best friend. “From the minute we saw the options for the […]

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Veteran Gets His Service Dog

September 21, 2020

It’s a companionship like no other. Many would probably describe it as unmatched loyalty, the bond between a dog and their human. “Oh, he’s a gem, he’s the best, he really is, he’s got my back for sure,” United States Army Veteran John Daniels said. “He’s everything, he’s absolutely everything. I don’t even know how […]

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Working Dogs Of 9/11

September 21, 2020

When veterinarian Cynthia Otto was in Manhattan in the wake of the 9/11 attacks helping support the search and rescue dogs, she heard rumors about the possible impact on the dogs’ long-term health. “I was at Ground Zero and I would hear people make comments like, ‘Did you hear that half of the dogs that responded […]

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Rescuing Future Service Dogs

September 21, 2020

A South Texas woman has dedicated her life to helping veterans overcome Posttraumatic Stress Disorder by training shelter dogs to become service animals. Cherry Jenkins, 60, founded In Dog We Trust in 2012. “We are an organization that rescues dogs that would otherwise be euthanized in shelters and we train them for veterans with PTSD,” Jenkins […]

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Working Dog Vito

September 21, 2020

The Soldiers of the 901st Military Police Detachment (Military Working Dog) held a retirement ceremony for Sgt. 1st Class Vito here Sept. 17, praising him for his nearly nine years of dedicated service to the Army as a military working dog. Vito, a Belgian Malinois who served as a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog and deployed […]

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Corsos For Heroes

September 21, 2020

 According to the non-profit organization Corsos for Heroes, America loses on average 20 veterans a day to suicide and they’re trying to cut those numbers down by providing service dogs to those in need. It started with a motorcycle ride and police escort as one veteran, Rafael Ortiz Fonseca, who this year almost lost himself […]

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Canine Connection

September 21, 2020

Maryland Sen. Douglas J.J. Peters (D-Prince George’s) has made serving military veterans a major part of his mission as a public servant. It has won him countless plaudits and awards through the years. Now he’s getting a most unique tribute for his advocacy. Peters himself was deployed in Saudi Arabia from 1990-91 and was awarded […]

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Future Service Dogs

September 21, 2020

Four puppies embarked on their two-year journey to become service dogs Friday when Dogs with Wings paired them with their new foster families in Grande Prairie. Teresa Boudreault, a puppy raiser and board member for Dogs with Wings, was among those paired with a puppy during the Puppy Pick Up Parade at the Muskoseepi Park […]

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Service Dogs Keep A Distance

September 21, 2020

The pandemic has affected everyone, even service animals. These are working animals whose handlers depend on them for their safety. For some of the service animal community, the pandemic has forced them to adjust to a social distant lifestyle. Aggie Guide Dogs and Service Dogs (AGS) is a student-run organization that has been on campus […]

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Guide Dogs

September 21, 2020

If you’re working from home, now might be an great time to participate in the Guide Dogs of America puppy-raiser program. Puppies from the organization’s litters are placed in foster homes, where puppy raisers will help the young dogs prepare for formal training and life as working guide dogs. When they’re ready, the dogs will […]

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Paws For Purpose

September 21, 2020

Going to the hospital can be a scary experience, but one member of the team at UofL Hospital goes above and beyond to put patients at ease. “They come in, they’re a little bit afraid, Travis comes in and it just changes the whole mood of the patient,” physical therapist Cathy Gerrish said. Travis is […]

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Students Work With Service Dogs

September 21, 2020

It is no secret that 4 Paws For Ability (4 Paws) has a large campus presence. Black labs and golden retrievers are walked around by their volunteer handlers, the pups sporting a red vest that indicates they are a service dog in training. 4 Paws is a non-profit organization based in Xenia, Ohio that gives […]

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Dogs Social Distance

September 18, 2020

The pandemic has affected everyone, even service animals. These are working animals whose handlers depend on them for their safety. For some of the service animal community, the pandemic has forced them to adjust to a social distant lifestyle. Aggie Guide Dogs and Service Dogs (AGS) is a student-run organization that has been on campus […]

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Marine And His New Dog

September 18, 2020

September is National Service Dog Month and this week a veteran from Central Texas began training with his own new helper. Rhea Hambright and Beatrice are spending the week training at Service Dogs Incorporated in Dripping Springs. Hambright is a Marine and was injured during the Vietnam War. He and his new service dog are […]

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Service Dogs Heal

September 18, 2020

MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital is welcoming two new staff members September 23: Baskin and Agnes, two specially trained pediatric service dogs. Baskin is a one-year-old golden retriever, and Agnes is a two-year-old goldendoodle. They are trained “to keep kids calm during medical procedures, teach kids how to take a pill, or model how to […]

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Service Dog Program

September 18, 2020

NBC 4’s former Puppy with a Purpose, Buckeye, graduated as a full-fledged service dog Friday. Buckeye graduated from his final obedience school and is now paired with his partner. After his initial training and appearances every week on NBC 4 Today, Buckeye started his professional training last November and, along with five other canine companions, […]

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Women Scammed For A Service Dog

September 14, 2020

Multiple families fear a Virginia-based nonprofit organization called Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers cheated them out of thousands of fundraising dollars. There is now a Facebook support group called “SDWR Families Coming Together” with 247 members and a description that reads, “This is a Facebook page for families affected by the sudden and secret closing of […]

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Family In Need Of Service Dog

September 14, 2020

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the meltdowns have seemingly come out of nowhere for Chaise Clouser. One minute, the 6-year-old is fine. The next, he’s upset, inconsolable and combative as he seeks sensory input to comfort him from things that overwhelm him and may not be obvious to his parents, Justin and Ashley Clouser, […]

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Guide Dogs

September 14, 2020

Imagine walking into a restaurant and being told, “You can’t come in,” or being stranded at an airport because none of the taxis will take you home, or making a room reservation, only to have it cancelled by the hotel because you’re not welcome. This has been my reality for 30 years. You’d think I’d […]

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