Friday, July 27, 2012

PetCareRx Helps ECAD Train and Place Assistance Dogs

PetCareRx is proud to help Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (ECAD) raise money for their outstanding organization. ECAD’s mission is to educate and place assistance dogs with people with disabilities so they will have greater independence and mobility. 

To date, ECAD has placed 200 assistance dogs in 20 states and has 50 dogs in various stages of their education. The organization was founded and received its non-profit status in 1995. As a non-profit, ECAD relies on corporations and individuals to fund its mission.

PetCareRx conducted a Memorial Day e-mail campaign in which customers were urged to buy merchandise with 5% of the company’s proceeds donated to ECAD. As a result of this successful campaign, PetCareRx generated over $3,000 to help ECAD continue its mission.

As part of this ongoing partnership, PetCareRx also provides ECAD with a full supply of dog food – a generous donation valued at over $20,000 – in addition to funds donated from various campaigns throughout the year.

ECAD’s program tailors each dog’s skills to the specific needs of the client, whether they are Wounded Warriors who have become disabled or are contending with PTSD, children with autism, or people living with a variety of disabilities including multiple sclerosis or muscular dystrophy. Project HEAL was developed in recent years to specifically educate dogs for the growing number of veterans needing assistance dogs.

Project HEAL also has a transition program in which veterans are trained to educate the dogs that will be assigned to other veterans, thereby regaining confidence and their ability to function in a civilian environment. ECAD therapy dogs regularly visit VA and other hospitals.

To learn more about ECAD, visit their website or “like” their Facebook page.


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  2. Wow, we'd not heard of project HEAL. Such a great thing, to help veterans. And so needed.

  3. Thanks for letting us know about ECAD and the PetCareRX donation. We've been volunteering as puppy raisers for Guide Dogs of America for the past 6 years and just like ECAD Guide Dogs of America relays on all of it's funding from corporations and individuals. I'm glad companies are taking notice of these non-profit organizations and making donations.