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Help us start an assistance dog program in MB!
$60 raised
1% of $5k goal
5 contributors
3 Years running
There isn't a mobility Assistance Dog program for the mid Canadian prairie provinces - but we aim to change that! Many adults and children throughout Manitoba and Saskatchewan could benefit from having a furry companion help navigate their ...

Did you know that for hundreds of thousands of disabled people around the world, having an assistance dog makes all the difference for them?  Did you know that among other things, these dogs open doors, push buttons, retrieve phones, brace their partners and turn on lights?  Some even alert to seizures for people with epilepsy and to low blood sugar levels for people with diabetes.  Others check for traces of allergens so their partners can go out in the world without fear of a serious reaction.  In short, assistance dogs, or service dogs as they are also known, allow people to live full and rich lives in their own homes and in the world... with the bonus of a devoted, four legged friend.

There isn't a mobility Assistance Dog program for the mid Canadian prairie provinces - but we aim to change that  Many adults and children throughout Manitoba and Saskatchewan could benefit from having a furry companion help navigate their world, but we need your help to help them!

To raise and train just one assistance dog, from puppyhood, costs $25,000.00. However, recipients of our dogs won't be paying that. Not even close. Our program will offer quality assistance dogs for lease at a cost of only $1. Your donations are what makes this possibility a reality.  

In order for this program to hit the ground, we need to raise funds to not only acquire solid adult assistance dog prospects, but also to do health testing, provide their equipment and provide veterinary and maintenance care for them in their foster homes.  We plan to have at least 3 teams up and working within 6-8 months of our launch.  From there, we will gain certification through Assistance Dogs International and build a facility to continue the work.  We need your help and support to make this plan a reality.  Please consider making a donation and sharing this page with all of your friends so we can meet our goal and get started matching our dogs with their new partners!

Head to the FB group, Friends of CPAD (address below) to learn more, ask questions and get updates on our progress.  Thank you so much for your support!

Carolee & Jenna

https://www.facebook.com/groups/friendsofcpad/

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