Young Girl Receives Service Dog

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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.

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