Canine Partners for Life, the Cochranville nonprofit that provides seeing-eye dogs to people with impaired vision, has received a grant for a major expansion of its facility, writes Fran Maye for the Daily Local News.
The Patterson Foundation grant will be used for an $80,000 project that will include the construction of an additional concrete play yard, a drainage system installation, and a fencing expansion that will add a new grass yard.
The changes financed by the grant will improve the quality of care for the dogs, said Tonya DiPilla, the nonprofit’s associate director of communications. More dogs will be allowed outside at one time and for longer periods.
The construction is planned to begin in the spring of next year and be finished by June 2020.
“Canine Partners for Life are making a difference in the communities they serve by providing independence through animal companionship,” said George Henriques, Patterson Foundation president. “The life-changing work of this organization embodies the essence of community, and we are honored to be a part of that.”
Read more about Canine Partners for Life in the Daily Local News here.