Supporting Paws with a Cause

Here at VBA, we strive to make a difference in our community. In the early months of 2017, we decided to lending a helping hand to an organization that helps those in need. The mission of Paws with a Cause® is to enhance the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs.

Paws with a Cause

Throughout 2017, we campaigned for business cards at the various events and trade shows we attended. We made a pledge to donate $5 to PAWS® for every card we collected.

We are grateful to those who participated in our campaign. As a result, we reached a $900 donation.

You might be wondering, “What will this provide?” Here’s a look at some of the services the donation money can be put towards:

$26 is the cost of micro-chipping two Assistance Dogs.

$38 is the cost for one month of food for one dog in training at PAWS.

$104 is the cost for a special harness for service dogs for Children with Autism.

$161 is the cost of sending a foster puppy home with a foster puppy raiser. This includes the crate, leash, cape, collar and medical products.

$225 is the cost for a smoke alert box for clients and their hearing dogs.

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The information contained above is intended to be educational in nature, does not constitute medical advice, and should not be relied on as a substitute for actual professional medical advice, care or treatment. If you have any vision, dental or other health related concerns, VBA encourages you to immediately contact your optometrist/ophthalmologist, dentist/orthodontist or any other competent, licensed, medical professional.