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It’s a great honor to serve those who proudly protect our Freedom!
Assistance and Service Dog Training provided by Canines With a Cause is changing the lives of our Military Veterans with PTSD and other disabilities who otherwise face depression, loneliness or suicide.
On Thursday March 31, 2016, show your generosity by using the Love UT Give UT online giving platform to connect with Canines With A Cause. This 24 hour event, hosted by the Community Foundation of Utah, is a unique opportunity to raise awareness as well as funding for our crucial programs.
Every time you give, you are a philanthropist, pawsitively impacting the lives of our Military Veterans, Rescued Shelter Dogs and Female prison inmates!
The mission of Canines With a Cause is to create sustainable programs and processes to effectively and holistically treat combat veterans with PTSD with well-trained, specialized service dogs that provide emotional therapy as companions. By rescuing dogs from kill shelters and using prison inmates as a means to train, we essentially save three lives: the veteran, the dog, and the inmate.
Canines With a Cause is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing US Military Veterans the opportunity to overcome the challenges of PTSD and other psychological disabilities and gain independence through the process of training a dog. We are able to offer our services at no charge thanks to the generosity of individuals and businesses who donate with love and concern for our service men and women.
Our program is based on the philosophy that we ‘train the trainer’ Studies show the benefits of a program like Canines With A Cause reach far beyond that of the service dog performing necessary tasks. Often, attending regular training classes, socializing and accomplishing training goals is therapeutic. Building confidence and achieving success are major factors in the recovery process.
Shelter dogs are carefully evaluated and selected to enter our program by our own experienced, professional trainers and animal behaviorist to assure the best possible chance for success. When these dogs enter our program, each is placed with a pair of female inmates in the Utah Department Of Corrections where they learn basic obedience and socialization until they are permanently matched with a veteran.
Canines With a Cause is grateful to all the men and women who have served the citizens of the United States Of America. We are, in turn, honored to have the opportunity to serve our soldiers and as a team, overcome the obstacles and challenges of PTSD, TBI, depression and anxiety.
Canines With a Cause is a Registered 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization
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