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Paws 4 Independence holds fundraiser to give those in need service dogs

ONALASKA, WI - While dogs can bring a lot of joy to their owners, for some, their dog is more than just a companion it's a ticket to independence.

The life-changing service is made possible by a local non-profit, Paws 4 Independence.

The group hosted it's High Five 4 Paws fundraiser in Onalaska on Saturday.

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The organization trains dogs to help take care of veterans with PTSD and others with health concerns like diabetes, psychiatric needs, or seizure disorders.

One family who has a service dog from Paws 4 Independence says he doesn't just help their daughter with medical concerns but is an emotional support as well.


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