Autism Service Dog Search Gone Bad

by Animals For Autism on January 4, 2012

Ten different families.  Each with a child on the autism spectrum.  Each searching for a way to give their child a little more stability, a little more normalcy in their life.  Reaching out for help in the form of an autism service dog.

The average cost of a service dog is upwards of $20,000 with most service dog organizations asking for a donation of between $13,000 and $15,000 prior to placement on their wait list.  Which is why the total cost quoted by Siberian Snow Babies’ Animals for Autism program of $5000 was so remarkable.  In fact, it seems to have had the effect that it masked so many other warning signs.

Please read the following stories and pass them around.  They deserve as much exposure as possible.

From Ashley of Stinker Babies: We Will Not Go Quietly
From Jim of Making Waves: Pepsi, Autism Service Animals, and Shattered Dreams

Thank you.

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Liz Ditz January 5, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I happened to see a link to the TV coverage (now on YouTube) and was motivated to write this: <a href=""The fleecing of the autism community, service dog edition


Animals For Autism January 5, 2012 at 11:53 pm

I really appreciated the post. Was very well organized and documented. Thank you.


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