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Help raise money for Worcester service dog nonprofit with pet photos

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Cardinal Pet Care, a manufacturer of dog products located in CA, will be donating $1,000 to the Crazy Pet Children's Foundation's Grant program, which in turn will give that grant money to Canines for Disabled Kids, a Worcester, MA – based non-profit organization that helps pair disabled children with service dogs. For each dog photo submitted via email to news@cardinalpet.com, $1 will be donated to CDK, up to $1,000.

Participation is open to anyone, one pet per email, and is free. The compilation of the 1,000 dog photos will be photoshopped together to form a giant heart poster. Replicas of the poster will be available for free download through the Cardinal Pet Care website.

“We wanted to give our customers a chance to contribute to this great cause without asking them for a monetary donation. Photos of their pets are a far more personal and emotional donation. The project is a great way to support the Crazy Pet Children’s Foundation and Canines for Disabled Kids and it gives us a chance to connect personally with our customers and their pets,” says Barbara Denzer, vice president of Cardinal Pet Care.

CDK was founded in 1998 and has paired more than 130 service dogs with children in need. The organization offers scholarships for families to cut the cost of a service dog, which can average $15,000 per trained dog. CDK began because many service dog programs do not accept children under 18.

“This support is so important to helping children come together with the perfect service dog. These funds will go a long way in helping to bring another child and service dog together,” says Kristin Hartness, CDK’s executive director.

For more information on Canines for Disabled Kids, please visit its website.

For more information on Cardinal Pet Care's Crazy Pet Children's Foundation, please visit its website.

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