Monday, November 21, 2011

Service Dog Survives Attack and Helps Child with Autism Get Through Tough Times

RACINE, Wis. -- A dog named Fonzie is helping make the life of a seven year old autistic boy much easier. Since Ryan from Racine was introduced to Fonzie, his mom says he's been calmer and more in touch with his emotions, but just getting Ryan set up with Fonzie the service dog was a challenge, after Fonzie and two other dogs were attacked in their training pen. Fonzie was the only survivor of the attacks, and Vicki Pagel, who trains the service dogs, nearly gave up. Now,
Fonzie helps guide Ryan through difficult situations - like grocery shopping with his mom.

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