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Iraq war vet, disabled child receive canine companions from NADA Foundation

December 23, 2011
The National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation has provided a $20,000 grant to help fund the training of two assistance dogs from Canine Companions for Independence.
Charles Chesnes, a 10-year-old from Delaware, Ohio, is a physically disabled child who uses a wheelchair. Chesnes received his skilled companion dog, Katrina, on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Adam McCann, a former Marine from Oberlin, Ohio, who was injured in the Iraq war, received his dog, Holt, last February.
Since 2002, the NADA Foundation – through its Frank E. McCarthy Memorial Fund – has contributed $140,000 to Canine Companions for Independence and placed 14 skilled companion dogs.