October 10, 2017
I volunteered with Illini Service Dogs for 4 years while I attended the University of Illinois, and have since been volunteering as an off campus adviser. These dogs have and always will hold a place in my heart. Below is an excerpt from the mission of ISD. You can find more information at illiniservicedogs.com, on facebook.com/IlliniServiceDogs or by asking myself (Kendall Cox)
"At Illini Service Dogs, our mission is to provide world class service dogs to individuals who have a physical disability. We do this by providing University of Illinois students with the unprecedented opportunity to train service dogs & engage with the disability community. Student members work 1-on-1 with our service dogs in training to provide the optimal skill set that the receiving individual needs. During this process, we envision that each student will gain a unique perspective of disability culture & rights while taking part in a positive social experience. We believe that through community education, advocating for disability rights and providing service dogs 100% free of charge, we are making the world a better place, four paws at a time."
Illini service dogs is 100% funded through donations which means every little bit counts. Whether you can contribute $1 or $10,000, no amount is too small.
$1 - Pays for a dog treat!
$5 - Pays for a dog collar, leash, or a toy
$10 - Pays for some training supplies
$30 - Pays for a bag of dog food
$50 - Pays for a month's worth of heartworm and flea/tick prevention for a dog
$100 - Pays for a service dog vest, dog crate, or training supplies
$500 - Pays for a puppy spay or neuter