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Fundraiser for Service Dog Training

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)-- Training service dogs comes with a hefty price tag, sometimes thousands of dollars.

Saturday "Capable Canines of Wisconsin," a group that trains service dogs, accepted donations at the Franke Foundation's Care and Share Expo. The expo helps raise money for non profits.

Capable Canines says it takes about two years to train the dogs, who can help people with physical and intellectual disabilities. All proceeds will help provide food and supplies for the group's 8-service dogs in training.

"Once we feel out their personality and what they might be good for and we can determine their special skills," said Kristen Rindfleisch, with Capable Canines. "If they'd be a fit for an autistic child, or a person with a physical disability. So we feel them out once they're a year old."

The Franke Foundation matched Saturday's donations, up to $1000.

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