CFC 2019

By | Donate Dollars

4 Paws For Ability: 4 Paws is participating in the Combined Federal Campaign again this year! If you, a friend, or family member is a federal employee or retiree, they can give to 4 Paws through the CFC!
Be sure to spread the word and show some love for your favorite charities this year! You can find 4 Paws under CFC number 59894.

Puppy Raiser Hayley

By | Volunteer

Our university puppy raiser program has grown so much! We love hearing the stories of how each university chapter started! Puppy raiser Hayley Nagelberg shares her experience from the University of Illinois!

“As an animal sciences student at the University of Illinois, I received an email that a fellow student was hoping to start a chapter of 4 Paws for Ability on campus and was looking for students to help her start up the club with her. I instantly connected with the mission of 4 Paws and how much the organization aligned with my career goals. After a semester getting the club started, and another year on the executive board, I decided to apply to be a foster for my senior year. Puppy raising Santina (Cherry Pie Litter) was definitely one of the most rewarding experiences I had as a student. Santina not only became my constant companion through every class, meeting, meal and shift of work, but was the catalyst for so many more amazing moments. I got to educate so many students and faculty on what service animals are and how to interact around them, I became increasingly aware of accessibility matters everywhere I went, became more responsible with my time and energy, and was almost never found without a smile on my face. Seeing Santina learn a new command, succeed in an environment that once caused issues, have a full day of great behavior, or just cuddle up next to me at the end of a long day are memories I will always cherish. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to teach her as much as I could, and to have learned from her each and every day.”

Start your puppy raising journey now!
https://4pawsforability.org/puppy-raiser/

Puppy Raiser Brittany

By | Volunteer

4 Paws For Ability: We love hearing why people puppy raise! Puppy raiser Brittany Talley shares her why!
“I became involved with 4 Paws when I was in college being a puppy sitter and now I am fostering my first dog, Zuky from the Comic Book Day Litter ! It is one of the most rewarding things I have been able to do. I love the fact that I get to educate the public and talk about what this amazing organization can do for those in need! I have met so many great people along the way and cannot wait to continue being a part of these dogs journeys!”
Become a puppy raiser now! 4pawsforability.org/puppy-raiser/

Molly Wright

By | Make a Dream Come True

Molly is a ten-year-old girl who has been dealing with the effects of an unknown disease since November 4, 2009. On that day, Molly, a normally happy active baby girl woke up unhappy and seemingly tired. It was mere days before she turned nine-months-old and she wasn’t yet talking. We couldn’t ask her what was wrong, so we took her temperature – it was normal – and told the babysitter she seemed more tired than usual. By that afternoon Molly could neither sit nor stand and she was in tremendous pain. The next morning she was paralyzed from the waist down.

The next 5 years were filled with travel to consult with countless doctors, genome sequencing, biopsies, and therapies. Molly now has an agreed upon diagnosis that doesn’t quite fit, Transverse Myelitis, but is everyone’s closest guess. No one knows for sure though, so we are left watching, waiting, wondering, and dealing with the results. 

Molly is a fighter. She has fought back from paralysis to sitting, to standing, to taking a step, and then to walking with assistance. She is the first person to show concern for others and the first person to work to make sure everyone is included. Unfortunately, she herself cannot keep up with her peers anymore due to her reliance on her crutches and a wheelchair. As a result of this, we are raising funds through 4 Paws for Ability to provide Molly with a service dog to help her with her balance and mobility. The cost of training a service dog is between $40,0000 and $60,000 and 4 Paws for Ability asks that each family raise $17,000 of that cost. We are asking our friends and family to consider a donation to 4 Paws for Ability in Molly’s name. Every single donation to 4 Paws will help towards our goal. We kindly request that all donations be made directly to 4 Paws for Ability in Molly’s name (https://4pawsforability.org/donate-now). Please include Molly’s name in the description line of your donation. If you prefer, checks can be mailed directly to 4 Paws for Ability at: (Please include Molly’s name in the memo section of your check.)

 

4 Paws for Ability
In Honor of Molly Wright
253 Dayton Avenue
Xenia, OH 45385

Thank you for your consideration,

Doug, Sharon, & Molly Wright

 

Puppy Raiser Hayley N

By | Volunteer

Our university puppy raiser program has grown so much! We love hearing the stories of how each university chapter started! Puppy raiser Hayley Nagelberg shares her experience from the University of Illinois!

“As an animal sciences student at the University of Illinois, I received an email that a fellow student was hoping to start a chapter of 4 Paws for Ability on campus and was looking for students to help her start up the club with her. I instantly connected with the mission of 4 Paws and how much the organization aligned with my career goals. After a semester getting the club started, and another year on the executive board, I decided to apply to be a foster for my senior year. Puppy raising Santina (Cherry Pie Litter) was definitely one of the most rewarding experiences I had as a student. Santina not only became my constant companion through every class, meeting, meal and shift of work, but was the catalyst for so many more amazing moments. I got to educate so many students and faculty on what service animals are and how to interact around them, I became increasingly aware of accessibility matters everywhere I went, became more responsible with my time and energy, and was almost never found without a smile on my face. Seeing Santina learn a new command, succeed in an environment that once caused issues, have a full day of great behavior, or just cuddle up next to me at the end of a long day are memories I will always cherish. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to teach her as much as I could, and to have learned from her each and every day.”

Start your puppy raising journey now! 
https://4pawsforability.org/puppy-raiser/

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