WAYLAND, Mich. (WOOD) - Thursday, Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley visited a West Michigan facility that has trained assistance dogs free of charge for nearly four decades.
Calley toured the Paws with a Cause facility in Allegan County with Chief Operating Officer Michael Sapp.
In addition to seeing where and how the dogs are trained, Calley met and talked with a family that has one of the Paws dogs.
A relatively new program that prepares assistance dogs for children with autism is providing hope for families by teaching both responsibility and socialization. Calley, who has a child with autism, says that's vital.
Paws with a Cause has been providing dogs for children with autism for the past four years.
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