Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Service Dog Donated to 6-Year-Old Autistic Boy

Lugnut, a service dog, with his
new family.
XENIA, Ohio —A 6-year-old autistic boy’s dream of getting a service dog almost was crushed after an Illinois woman scammed his family last year.
But on Tuesday, Samuel DeWitt met a donated service dog at 4 Paws for Ability in Xenia. Lugnut, a golden retriever, was given to the DeWitt family after $23,000 combined was donated by an anonymous donor from Cincinnati ($13,000) and Wrestle Against Autism ($10,000). The average cost to train a service dog is about $23,000.

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