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4 Paws for Ability

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Providing Service Dogs to Children Worldwide

4 Paws for Ability enriches the lives of children with disabilities by training and placing quality, task-trained service dogs. This provides increased independence for the children, and assistance to their families. And 4 Paws also works with veterans from recent conflicts who've lost the use of their limbs or their hearing while in active combat. In all cases, the results speak for themselves. Lives are transformed.

Our founder, Karen Shirk is alive today because of a service dog, Ben. Karen was home after open-heart surgery when a deadly mix of meds left her barely conscious and fighting for life. The phone rang and rang. Ben finally picked it up and placed it beside her, then began to bark. It was her dad, and he rushed over and got her the help she needed.

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Megan Kendall

Purdue University

Location 253 Dayton Ave. Xenia, Ohio 45385
URL http://4pawsforability.org/
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Animal roles
  4. Dogs
  5. Mammals
  6. Pet ownership
  7. Pets and companion animals
  8. Service animals