On KPRC 2+ we highlight organizations doing great things in our community. This week, we’re introducing you to Assistance Canines of Texas, a nonprofit organization that helps individuals with disabilities train their service dogs.
Per the organization’s website, the mission of Assistance Canines of Texas is to:
- Increase public awareness of the rights of individuals with disabilities and service dog teams.
- Assist individuals with disabilities to obtain professional team training and support to train their own service dog.
- Focusing on residents of Texas to provide no/low-cost training supplies and/or service dog equipment.
- Coordinate with rescue organizations and local animal shelters to place abandoned puppies (under 7 weeks) as prospects in our program
- To provide information to foundations, corporate giving programs, and government resources about the substantial need for programs and services to assist self-trained service teams in Texas.
- Obtain charitable contributions from the general public.
- Provide advocacy assistance for service dog teams in Texas.
- Sponsor meetings and workshops to bring together individuals with representatives of organizations and government agencies related to service dog training and use.
For more information about the organization, visit https://pawsabilities.org/.