CANINES FOR INDEPENDENCE
Canines for Independence (GCI) is dedicated to improving the
quality of life of people living with physical disabilities
and other special needs.
GCI provides trained service dogs to increase the independence
of people with various medical conditions including amyotrophic
lateral sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Friedrich's ataxia, Guillain-Barre
syndrome, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida,
spinal cord injury, stroke, and seizure disorders.
does not cover assistance animals or animal therapy.
Yet, GCI gives every service dog away at absolutely no cost
to someone in need. There is absolutely no charge to apply
for or to receive a canine partner.
dogs increase independence, self-esteem, and social interactions.
Many service dogs have provided their owner the ability to
attend school and gain employment.
dog ownership has been associated with improved health, fewer
doctors visits, and better self-care.
In the U.S., about 1200 people apply for a service dog every
year, while only about 500 assistance dogs are placed annually.
Most people wait many years
to receive a service dog.
You can help GCI change a life today!
Georgia Canines for Independence is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
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