Nonprofit works to raise $1M to train assistance dogs

Associated Press

Wayland — A Michigan nonprofit that raises and trains assistance dogs is working to haul in $1 million in one day to help train more dogs and keep up with increasing demand for the animals.

Paws with a Cause on Tuesday is holding #AbilityDay, a day of giving to celebrate the ways people with disabilities can get help from an assistance dog. As of midmorning, more than $125,000 was raised.

Clients of Paws with a Cause include veterans with traumatic brain injuries, people in wheelchairs and children with autism. They are making appeals across the country for at least 20,000 people to contribute at least $50 each.

Organizers say all of the money raised during #AbilityDay will go to support training programs for Paws with a Cause.