Donations in Memory of Barnabus!
Born March 11, 2001 and departed February 4, 2015
My kids gave him a full name, it was Barnabus Edward Hazelwood.
Edward was my father's middle name (who left us in 1982)
The reason that we were able to get Barnabus was through a project that my daughter Kayla Hazelwood did on service animals (she was around nine years old). Because of all the research for this project she was able to find the organization known then as Carolina Canine for Service. This organization is now known as Canine for Service. Without her research I'm not for sure that I would ever have gotten a service animal.
We then decided to call Canines for Service and we talk to Rick Harrison and he sent us to their website to fill out an application. At that time he also informed us that the waiting time on service animals was between two and three years. We were very disappointed that would take that long for me to get a service animal,but we went ahead and submitted the application.
About six months later we were called in November of 2003 and told that they had a service animal for us. They had place Barnabus with a lady in a manual wheelchair. Barnabas did not like squirrels or cats and was not listening to her commands while he was pulling her wheelchair so they had to place Barnabas with someone who had electric wheelchair and a strong voice. We really hated that Barnabus did not work out for the lady in the wheelchair. They had to find another dog for the lady and gave me Barnabus.
TheWalk and Dog Dash is the collaborative annual fundraiser to raise awareness and funds in support of the programs and services of Canines for Service. Your generous gift will help another person receive his service dog, help a child to read or change the life of a Veteran feeling isolated and alone.
It's more than just four paws helping. It's about doing the best we can to serve the ones who need us. It is training, education, caring and concern. Our volunteers give thousands of hours in our community making a difference 365 days a year.
Your support makes our mission a reality. Eighteen years of service to others providing almost $11.0 million in services from giving more independence to someone or putting a smile on the face of a patient in the hospital. We have rescued shelter dogs and given prisoners new job skills. All because of you!
To register as a walker for the event click here. To raise funds as a team or individual click above.
Our goal is to raise $60,000 to continue to serve others. We’re in this together, let’s make it happen, they are counting on us.