Assistance Dogs of Hawaii Newsletter
Volume 16 Issue 10
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October 2016 ADH Newsletter 

Faith Helps Bring Justice
 
Pat Breault, an investigator with the Hawaii Prosecuting Attorney's Office, has shared a touching letter that illustrates the power dogs have to help others.
 
Here is an excerpt from her letter, 
 
"One of Faith’s most recent cases was to help multiple victims of a sexual predator who was recently arrested on Maui and brought to the Big Island for prosecution. Faith helped these victims tell their stories so we could get this predator off the street and prevent him from victimizing others.  You won’t hear about Faith in the news but you’ll hear about the predator. She is the sweet, gentle, furry piece of the puzzle that helps us pursue justice."
 
To read the full letter, click here.
Happy 16th Birthday Knight!
In January of 2002, Knight graduated from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii with fellow team member Feanna Ishii and the two have been inseparable ever since. Knight recently turned 16 years old and is still a loyal and devoted companion. "Although he doesn't hear or see as well as he used to, he still knows when I need help and will bark to alert someone", says Feanna. "We have been together so long we seem to communicate telepathically now. He has changed my life in so many ways and is still my hero."
"A dog has one aim in life... to bestow his heart."
--J.R. Ackerley
Happy
Howl-oween!
 
Our four legged ghosts and goblins are gearing up for another fun-filled night of trick-or-treating. Halloween is a great training opportunity to expose our puppies in training to unusual sights and sounds.  Our puppies need to be "bomb proof" in public in order to graduate as Service Dogs. Seeing all the costumes now is a great way to help make sure they aren't "spooked" on Halloween in the future!
 
Puppy 
of the 
    Month: 
Wesley
 
 
October's "Puppy of the Month" is Wesley! Wesley is a calm and intelligent puppy and we have high hopes for his future! He is the 4th puppy to be raised by Susan Jankelson and her family. They always do a great job making sure the puppies have lots of positive experiences, including soccer games and going to work with Susan at her physical therapy clinic. 
ADH Presents at Kihei Rotary
 
We have been invited to do lots of presentations lately, including one at the Kihei-Wailea Rotary Club.  We are happy for the opportunity to share about Assistance Dogs of Hawaii and the many ways that dogs can help people in need. Puppy in Training, Skipper, assisted with the presentation and was an excellent ambassador for our program!
 
Assistance Dogs of Hawaii is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (EIN: 99-0353694) that provides children and adults with disabilities professionally trained dogs that will increase their independence and enhance the quality of their lives. We are committed to serving people in Hawaii with special needs through Community Outreach Programs and developing the potential dogs have to assist people in need through our Research Programs. Assistance Dogs and lifetime follow-up support are provided free of charge.
Phone: (808) 298-0167 | Email: [email protected]
Web: www.assistancedogshawaii.org