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Local Family Fundraising to Provide Autistic Daughter a Service Dog

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Cara Pomeroy was diagnosed with autism just shy of her second birthday. Cara's autism is so serve that she lacks the ability to communicate with her family and others. Her mother, Sharon Pomeroy, said Cara faces daily difficulties.

"Its a struggle. Its like living with a baby for five years. She can't communicate, so its a daily struggle."

The Pomeroy family has found a light at the end of the tunnel...a service dog from 4 Paws for Ability. The service dog would protect Cara by staying with her and tracking her if she were to get lost. The dog would also help with her daily activities by keeping her calm and more emotionally balanced.

"Its a safety issue for us, so we are working on getting a dog in our house with Cara as soon as possible," added Sharon Pomeroy about the need for a dog.

To get the dog for Cara, the Pomeroy family needs to raise $13,000 dollars, and they could use some help reaching their goal.

"We are about $2,500 in and a lot of that has come from friends and family. That is usually where the money comes from first. Now we have to reach out to ask others if they can help." 

The Pomeroy family has a fundraiser planned for October 24th at Flippin' Family Fun. There will be food, contests, prizes and more. Sharon is hoping everyone can come out and support them on their journey to the helpful paws of a service dog.

To learn more about Cara and follow her story "like" her Facebook page.
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