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April 20, 2016
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It's a complex issue and we'll uncover some more information that we hope you will share with your friends as well. Dr Sally Irvin, ICAN,(Indiana Canine Assistance Network) is also a board member on the International Board of Assistance Dogs committee. Join us as we delve into this complex issue. As Dr Sally says, 'just because you can do something, doesn't make it right'.
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April 19, 2016
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The Broad Ripple Gazette recently did an article on ICAN client, Walt, and his service dog, Moravia (Mo). Written by Laura Minor, this article covers the process of training a service dog as well as how Walt and Mo came to be together.

Click here to read the article.

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April 13, 2016
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By Nicole Misencik

Courtsey of WTHR

10-year-old Olivia Goldfarb and her ICAN companion Ally are best friends. Olivia says there's only one word to describe their connection, "It's amazing! She has helped me a lot, and really changed our lives." It's been a year and a half since Ally was partnered with Olivia, and Joan,...
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March 21, 2016
Courtesy of Bloom Magazine, Feb/March Issue, 2016

By Barb Berggoetz

Herbie pulls Jenelle Dorner's wheelchair. She braces herself on the black lab's back to help her stand. She holds his harness for steadiness on short walks. When she points to an object, he brings it to her.

For four years, Herbie has been...
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February 1, 2016
Courtesy of WISH TV

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Service dogs can be an incredible resource to people with certain disabilities.

Unfortunately, some people are taking advantage of the system and selling fake medical alert dogs.

Pet Pals TV is shedding light on the issue with ICAN.

To read the whole article, and watch a video...
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January 14, 2016
Indianapolis, Indiana (December 11, 2015) - On December 10, 2015 Indiana Women's Prison (IWP) celebrated another successful Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN) graduation.  Seven dogs graduated last night.

Two dogs were partnered with clients with invisible disabilities. One of the clients has Type I Diabetes and is unaware of his plummeting...
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December 3, 2015
By Matt Werner
Courtesy of Zionsville Time Sentinel

There was food, drinks, and at least 25 people around, but Pierson sat there watching it all calmly, not lunging after guests or trying to eat everyone's food.

The 8-month-old black lab was the center of attention during a puppy shower Thursday night, December 3,...
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June 2, 2015
Courtesy of Bloomington Herald Times, Editorial Column

The Court Appointed Special Advocates program in Monroe County has helped numerous children through the potential trauma of the court-system in a number of ways. Soon it will add another strong helper for children: a dog.

As reported in Mondays H-T, the Monroe County Board...
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June 1, 2015
Courtesy of Bloomington Herald Times

Without Tony, a 7-year-­old child in Porter County might not have had the courage to testify against an older child accused of molesting her.

Without Tony, anxiety might have kept a woman from testifying against the man she accused of multiple incidents of domestic violence - testimony...
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May 26, 2015
Our graduation is around the corner and five of our dogs will be placed with a very special child or adult. One of them is a golden retriever named Jamie. Mother of eight ICAN puppies, Jamie decided that being a breeder for ICAN was not in her stars, because she...
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