DogFest North Idaho 2018

Team Ken!

 

Welcome to our team page for DogFest

Ken is Courthouse Facility Dog trained and placed with me through Canine Companions for Independence. My job has forever changed with the assistance of Ken by my side. When children who have been abused have to go through the court system they no longer have to do it alone. Ken is here to help them from the first step of telling their story during a forensic interview to the final steps of testifying before their abuser, a jury and Judge in the courtroom. His friendly face, calm demeanor and unconditional love for everybody has helped countless children gain the courage to speak out against those who have done the unimaginable to them. With Ken as our inspiration, we were able to successfully change the law in Idaho to allow for trained Facility Dogs to accompany children and vulnerable victims to the witness stand. I've witnessed a child go from hiding under a bench in the hallway, terrified of his situation to proudly holding Ken's leash as he entered the courtroom. Ken is able to break down the barriers that keep children from disclosing their abuse. He changes the game for all of us. It is my dream to have Facility Dogs available in every courthouse in Idaho. Ken was placed with me at the Bonner County Prosecutors Office FREE OF CHARGE.. in the short three years he has been with us he has provided invaluable support to not only those who have been abused but also to those of us who are tasked with responding to, investigating and prosecuting these heartbreaking cases, Please help me reach my goal of helping kids across the nation have access to trained Facility Dogs by donating and becoming part of TEAM KEN!

Life is better with friends… and dogs!Life is more fun with friends… and dogs!

That’s why we’re putting together a team to participate in Canine Companions DogFest Walk ‘n Roll. Together we’ve set a fundraising goal to help fund the work of Canine Companions for Independence.

If you are up for the challenge, join our team. Or you can simply donate online. It all goes towards the goal of giving more people with disabilities the experience of love and independence that comes with a highly trained Canine Companions assistance dog, all FREE of charge.

Thanks for your support!

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