CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — At Service Canine of Virginia, puppies are skilled to assist Virginians with disabilities.
A brand new litter of puppies is within the earliest levels of that coaching, which can take years.
“These canine will actually go on simply to be heroes,” stated Service Canine of Virginia Director of Improvement Sally Day.
For the previous 22 years, the nonprofit has bred and skilled canine to assist people affected by bodily disabilities, autism, PTSD and extra.
“They actually give folks independence due to their incapacity,” stated Day.
She says these animals not solely assist give folks their life again, additionally they change into a life companions.
“It is also companionship and whereas that is not thought of a service it is an extremely essential by-product of getting a service canine,” Day stated.
Over time, Service Canine of Virginia has positioned greater than 110 canine within the houses of the disabled Virginians, and it would not be doable with out the assistance of the Virginia Nationwide Financial institution.
“Virginia Nationwide Financial institution has been a long-time supporter of Service Canine of Virginia,” stated Day.
It is all due to the shared love for serving to the group between the enterprise and the nonprofit.
“They help lots of native companies, they’re very community-minded and that mattered to us,” stated Day.
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