Lu Picard and her husband have seen first had just how loving and caring dogs can be. After training the family dog to assist her disabled father, Picard realized the impact the dog had not only on her father’s quality of life but also the impact made on the people who trained her. Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities gives dogs trained by struggling youth to people with disabilities. Today, ECAD is being run on seven alternative school campuses in New York and Connecticut, and they have placed over 200 assistance dogs in over 20 states.
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Contributing Author: Ashley Nettleton
Published: August 23, 2013