What happens when a small but mighty nonprofit gets acquired by the state? Well…together we can achieve a lot more:
1 FUR 1 is thrilled that our Michigan partner, Canine Advocacy Program(CAP) is being acquired by Care House of Oakland County in Michigan. The program, founded in 2010 in Oakland County, utilizes highly-trained dogs to help alleviate children’s anxiety when involved with courts, law enforcement agencies and child advocacy centers. Our partnership began in 2016 when CAP had successfully placed 20 canine advocates across state agencies/offices.
At the beginning of next year, CARE House will start working with 1 FUR 1 and manage all of Michigan’s canine advocates and operate CAP out of its Pontiac facility, and also soon will house a trained canine of its own to support clients directly. That will bring the number of active dogs serving Oakland County to three, and to 31 dogs statewide — including 20 dogs stationed at prosecuting attorneys’ offices and 11 assigned to child advocacy centers.