Huge thank you to the Cork Independent for another fantastic article today featuring Service Dog Milo and Willow.
by : Louise Cashell
Paws to the floor, it’s time to get walking!
My Canine Companion is hosting a virtual tour of Ireland that has already seen participants walk thousands of miles to raise funds for the charity. Initially, the charity was hoping a collective walk of 2,798km would be completed, but the virtual walk has smashed that goal, with 12,500km completed to date.
The virtual coast of Ireland walk is being completed apart, while raising funds for the Cork charity which provides service/assistance dogs to children and young adults with autism.
Co- founded in 2011 by Cork woman Cliona O’Rourke, Cliona was the first person in Europe to train a dog specifically for the needs of children with autism. My Canine Companion (MyCC) provides over 60 per cent of qualified assistance dogs annually and the cost of providing a service dog is €10,000. MyCC does not receive any government funding.
MyCC is calling on the public to register for this event, and to pledge a distance (anything from 5-500km over 30 days)….