It's a gift that keeps on giving. A Central Kentucky girl will soon have a service dog, thanks to the generosity of two companies.
Julia Kay, a seven-year-old from Richmond, was diagnosed with a form of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. She is wheelchair bound.
Soon, she will have a specially-trained service dog to help with her everyday tasks, like picking up dropped items and turning lights on and off.
The donation was made through the Milk-Bone Canine Heroes program and the Canine Assistants. The donation ceremony was held at the PetSmart in Nicholasville.
The dogs would cost $20,000 with the training and veterinary care. The Program has donated 900 of these dogs in the past 11 years.