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Cathy Kangas

Puppy Raisers Needed by Canine Companions for Independence

Cathy Kangas | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green
Cathy Kangas

Behind every one of these great dogs is a puppy raiser, someone who takes the dog into his home at eight weeks of age and gives it up at 18 months to a child or adult with a disability, whose life will be changed for the better.

Dogs Change Lives

Cathy Kangas | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Cathy Kangas

Captain James Van Thach was wounded twice in the line of duty in Iraq. Vincent Ficarrotta was born with a condition that results in stiff joints and abnormally developed muscles. Jeff Brosi is paralyzed from the waist down. These men each received a dog from Canine Companions for Independence.

Animals in the Federal Budget

Cathy Kangas | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green
Cathy Kangas

The American people are behind these campaigns. More than 62 percent of all Americans have pets. We love our animals. Our taxes should go to protecting them.

Real or Faux Fur: What Consumers Need to Know

Cathy Kangas | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green
Cathy Kangas

How can consumers protect themselves from incorrectly labeled garments that contain fur? The best course of action is urging retailers like Century 21 to go fur-free.