Two Dogs Half Way Around the World Help Humanity

19 Nov 2014 by Jeff Harris

Service Dogs help in many ways

Last week, I stepped into the Potbelly sandwich shop in downtown Cincinnati. Sitting under one of the tables was a 4 Paws for Ability dog. This pup had trained at 4 Paws for Ability in Xenia, Ohio to help people with special needs.

This Golden Retriever is helping those with different abilities and special needs in Cincinnati. But this pup’s momma must be proud. He is not the only service dog in his family.

It turns out that his sister is in Australia, halfway around the world, helping as a bomb sniffing dog. Now that’s what I call making a contribution to humanity.

4 Paws for Ability strive to provide as many children as possible, within the scope of their ability to serve, and with disabilities falling under the definition of such in the Americans with Disability Act (1990) with access to a qualified service dog trained specifically for their needs, with no minimum age , and regardless of the severity of the disability.

On November 3rd, a 4 Paws project was selected as one of 8 national winners to receive $25,000. Part of the Pandora Hearts of Today competition, one of the volunteers and full time staff members were nominated to be a recipient. Jennifer Lutes then won the $25,000 award for the organization. This award will now go toward construction for expanded 4 Paws facilities to house and train more dogs.

Jason’s Connection readers can find out more through the 4 Paws for Ability site.

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