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Educate a Canine Magic Assistance Dog in Honor of: Mudge Wasser

Fundraising global stats: 11% left

Amount raised: $21,442

Amount left: $2,708

                 


“I like dogs and I think having a service dog would help me a lot. Being with a dog makes me feel saferespecially if it’s big and strong, because I feel protected.
That’s just about all I have to say. Bye!"  
Mudge Wasser, age 8
Mudge's Story:

Our child Mudge has had severe anxiety since toddlerhood. When she was a young child, we painstakingly avoided automatic hand dryers, toilets, and loud places. We told everyone who approached her to ask before they touched. We homeschooled, even when bills and expenses towered.

What we knew then was that our child had difficulty processing sensory information. What we didn’t know was that Mudge was on the autism spectrum. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in 68 children in the United States have autism, a brain-based disorder that can cause major social, communication, and behavioral challenges. Learning that Mudge had Asperger’s (a form of Autism) helped everything click for us—the social anxiety, the meltdowns, the level of support needed to perform routine tasks. Now that we know about Asperger’s, it is critical that we find more ways to support our child. It is for that reason that we applied for a service dog.

 

A service dog will help Mudge gain confidence, independence, and responsibility. A service dog will help Mudge stand up straighter, reduce anxiety, and be who she is meant to be without so much standing in the way. Animals have an incredibly calming effect on Mudge. We know that having a service dog will be completely life changing for her.

 

We are so grateful to have found ECAD, the non-profit organization that is training a dog for Mudge. ECAD asks each family to raise $25,000 toward the cost of breeding, raising, and training the service dog. If you or anyone you know is willing to pitch in, we would be so deeply grateful.

 

 Thank you for your generous support to help ECAD educate a service dog for Mudge. 


Donations are 100% tax-deductible as allowable by law.  If your employer has a Matching Gift program,
please complete the form and mail it to ECAD, P.O. Box 831, Torrington, CT 06790.
   Recent Activity
Davene W donated $100 on 4/22/2019
Every bit counts! We are getting closer and closer--hard to believe considering how far we've come!!!
Melinda C donated $50 on 4/9/2019
Happy belated birthday, D! I hope the pup is ready soon.
Davene W donated $400 on 4/9/2019
So much gratitude for everyone who has donated recently to make this 100th donation possible...we are getting so close...chills!!!
Aliya G donated $63 on 3/27/2019
Happy Birthday Davi! Here are a few more dollars toward Mudge's service dog, in honor of your birthday. Love you!
Chi H donated $50 on 3/27/2019
Leslie C donated $38 on 3/19/2019
Happy birthday, sweet friend!
Karen P donated $20 on 3/19/2019
Sharon T donated $25 on 3/19/2019
Glad we can contribute and happy Birthday Davene!
Davene W donated $300 on 2/8/2019
Many thanks to Steven Roth and Teri Burgan for your recent donations. We are so grateful to you for helping us get closer to our goal!!!
Jackie R donated $100 on 1/31/2019
Davene, you and Mudge amaze and inspire. It's an honor to help Mudge get such a special companion.
Christina F donated $25 on 1/29/2019
<3
Anita S donated $50 on 1/20/2019
I read about your need in the Wise Traditions Journal. So pleased to donate.
Howard (Hari) G donated $50 on 1/15/2019
Wendy R donated $18 on 1/15/2019
Jody F donated $35 on 1/15/2019
Michael R donated $1000 on 1/14/2019
Betsy F donated $34 on 1/8/2019
Celebrating Leslie’s birthday with this great cause!
Craig E donated $500 on 1/8/2019
Here's to changing a life!
Meredith A donated $50 on 1/4/2019
We’re thinking of you, Mudge, and hope you get your service dog soon. Love, Meredith, Jason, Tess, and Mabel
Stephanie A donated $34 on 1/3/2019
In honor of my long-time friend, Leslie, for her birthday. May your family be blessed with this service dog for Mudge.
Davene W donated $507 on 1/3/2019
Many thanks for everyone who recently purchased a drawing and bought raffle tickets to help us get closer to our goal!!!!!!
Walter and Roberta G donated $90 on 12/28/2018
Davene W donated $80 on 12/8/2018
Thank you SOO much to everyone who has bought Holiday Greeting cards so far and helped us get closer to our goal!
Davene W donated $100 on 12/8/2018
Many thanks to everyone who bought raffle tickets and merchandise at the Holiday Market today!
Davene W donated $80 on 12/1/2018
Thank you Gary for your support! I loved drawing your sweet pup.