Service Dog for Disabled Gentleman
Organized by: Karen Blanchard
Yesterday we rescued the dog this individual would like to adopt. Her name is T-Esme, and she was left at a local kill shelter to be euthanized. She has been evaluated by Acadiana Service Dogs and has amazing prospect. She is recovering in her foster home right now and will begin obedience training when the time is right - hopefully within the next few weeks.
As for a back story on the individual wishing to adopt Esme, who I will keep anonymous at this time, he has Spina Bifida and has been in a wheel chair since the age of 5. He recently went through some very emotionally difficult issues in his life, which I prefer to keep anonymous at this time so as to respect his privacy. He has difficulty completing every day tasks, so a service dog would be his right and left hand. Not to mention the companionship a service dog would provide is totally unmatched by any other form of companionship.
Please help us help his dreams come true. The circumstances of this rescue and timing could not have been more perfect. We were working on Esme's rescue for a month but it did not look like we could save her. We had been searching for a service dog for a few weeks at this point. The very day after she was evaluated as a service dog, the stars lined up and we were able to rescue her but we're not even aware of the service dog potential. So she went to the same rescue that was helping search for a service dog, and now we have a trainer willing to donate her services. If this isn't fate, I don't know what would be a better example.