Vol. 10, No. 15 – April 26 – May 9, 2017 – Professor Scamp Ph.D

•  Because my mom is spoon feeding me and I am still drinking water I have made it to another issue . I’m not in pain (just pooped) so I think that this is okay with me. In fact, 2 days ago I actually jumped out of bed (couldn’t get in by myself).

I have prepared a collage of my photos for you to remember me by. Maybe you can cut it out and put it on your refrigerator.

•  Oh my friend, I was so sorry to read that Scamp is having a tough time! I truly hope he is doing as well as can be and has 2 months at least! There is just nothing, nothing, that rips your heart out more, than having a dear friend and family member like Scamp take ill….they should just live forever in my book!
My heart hugs your heart!
Patty Jenkins

•  SPAN is providing $10 spays and neuters for low income cat and dog friends.
In the SPAN Thrift Store parking lot
110 N. Olive St. (behind Vons on Main)
May 12, Please call to schedule an appointment 584-3823.

•  Canine Companions for Independence®, the national non-profit organization that provides assistance dogs free of charge, has established a new volunteer chapter to serve and support Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Founded in 1975, Canine Companions’ mission is to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Children and adults with a wide range of developmental and physical disabilities use Canine Companions assistance dogs for help with practical tasks, as well as for the social and emotional benefits these loving and devoted animals provide.

By establishing the new Valley to Sea Chapter, Canine Companions will better serve the needs of the local community through support of clients, volunteers, and donors.  Elizabeth Howell, the Chapter President and six-time volunteer puppy raiser said, “We are excited to bring together our existing constituents with new members through our volunteer chapter to raise awareness and funds for Canine Companions’ life-changing program. As a result, we hope more residents of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties will benefit from and contribute to Canine Companions.”

Canine Companions provides four types of assistance dogs. Service dogs assist adults with physical disabilities by performing daily tasks. Hearing dogs alert their partners, who are deaf or hard of hearing, to important sounds. Facility dogs work with clients with special needs in a visitation, education, criminal justice or health care setting. Skilled companions enhance independence for children and adults with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities.

Canine Companions assistance dogs aren’t just the ears, hands and legs of their human partners. They’re also goodwill ambassadors and best friends.

Established in 1975, Canine Companions has six training centers across the country. Canine Companions is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. For more information, visit cci.org or call 1-800-572-BARK.

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