FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Milton, GA)—Canine Assistance, a nonprofit organization based in Milton, Georgia, is announcing their request for donations and willing volunteers for the organization. Those who want to learn more about the organization should take a look at the documentary that PBS has produced about their work at
Frances Rosemeyer, a spokesperson for Canine Assistants, stated “When our Founder and Executive Director Jennifer Arnold was 16, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Having spent two years of her life in a wheelchair, she knows what it’s like to need help but not know where to turn. In 1991, Jennifer and her mother started Canine Assistants to help others with disabilities. Today, they have built an organization where 95% of all donations go directly into training and placement of service and seizure response dogs for special needs children and adults throughout the country.
As Rosemeyer continues, “Our service dogs perform basic but much needed tasks like turning lights on and off, opening and closing doors, pulling wheelchairs, retrieving dropped objects, summoning help, and providing secure companionship. These functions not only provide greater freedom for a person, but the dogs help eliminate feelings of fear, isolation, and loneliness felt by their companions. They are also trained to help respond to seizure emergencies.”
Rosemeyer goes on to say, “We have both national and local volunteer programs. Our National Volunteer Program, Noah’s Team, is designed to raise awareness and educate children and adults, on a national level, about service dogs and the amazing ways in which they assist people who have physical disabilities, seizures or other special needs. Our local volunteers in Atlanta play a vital role in our day-to-day operations at Canine Assistants, performing tasks like grooming, cleaning, going on instructional outings, and helping us with special events. We are currently seeking local volunteers to help us run this organization and to continue serving the wonderful people in Atlanta and around the country.”
“In addition to volunteers, we are also seeking donations. These donations can be in the form of monetary contributions, like those we get from people across the country as well as corporate sponsors like UCB, Delta, and Milk Bone. However, they can also be in the form of products and services. Recently there was an insect infected tree on our property that was removed as a donation from the 72 Tree Company. Thus, in addition to volunteers’ time and financial donations, there are various products and services that can be donated to support our cause.”
“We appreciate all the help that people have provided for us both locally and nationally over the last 25 years. We look forward to working together with people in Atlanta and around the nation in continuing to help those in need.”
About Canine Assistants:
Canine Assistants is a non-profit organization which trains and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs. Founded in 1991 by Jennifer Arnold, their mission is to help as many people as possible with the power of unconditional love and acceptance that comes from canine friends. 95% of all donations to Canine Assistants go directly into training and placement of service and seizure response dogs for special needs children and adults throughout the country.