Cedarville U, 4 Paws team up

Xenia Daily Gazette

CEDARVILLE — K9s at the Ville, a well-known student organization at Cedarville University, will hold a fundraising initiative 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 in the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies (Rooms 102 and 103).

The cost for the fundraising Italian dinner is $8 per person.

The campaign, called “Pupperoni Night” is designed to raise funds for the Xenia-based 4Paws for Ability to help lower the cost for families requesting a service dog. Tickets for the event can be purchased in the Stevens Student Center, or at the door. Food will come from the Olive Garden and Fazolis. There will be six dogs for people to play with, as well as the opportunity to win prizes and hear the story of a family who has benefited from a 4 Paws service dog.

Cedarville University students have worked with 4 Paws for several years, training leader dogs for people who require assistance. K9s at the Ville students enjoy helping people, typically children and veterans, who have been declined the opportunity of receiving a service dog.

“The founder of 4 Paws needed a service dog at one point but agencies turned her down because they thought she was too disabled to benefit from one,” said Nathan Overlock, vice president and media coordinator of K9s at the Ville. “So she founded an organization to help other people in similar situations.”

Students in K9s at the Ville volunteer weekly at 4 Paws, foster dogs on campus and host fundraisers.

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