Kindred-Canines In Motion or KIM is in need of a new Class 4 Cold laser in order to most effectively treat our patients. As a non-profit organization, we’re reaching out to our fellow animal-lovers and community members to help us meet our $25,000 fundraiser goal.
We’re already half way there but we need your help!
Why donate to Kindred Canines in Motion?
For starters, our four-legged clients ~ Service/Assistance Animals:
- Tirelessly work with children who have been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum.
- Protect and guide people of all ages in all kinds of weather and over many types of terrain.
- Provide companionship for those who would otherwise be alone.
Our mission is to assist dutiful service dogs whose mission is to improve the lives of those around them. Yet what happens when those servants need assistance due to natural aging issues and unforeseeable injuries?
At KIM, these fearless furry friends are treated at home from a mobile veterinary unit using state-of-the-art techniques mixed with heavy doses of sincere and loving care. Advanced treatments can help keep these service dogs happy and healthy so that they can better suit the needs of their caregivers.
One of the treatments that can be most beneficial to keep canines in motion is the ancient practice of acupuncture.
Acupuncture has been used by Eastern medicinal practitioners for millennia, with its origins being of Chinese descent. Although acupuncture is typically associated with human beings, it has been proven to work for animals who are suffering from a wide variety of conditions as well.
Acupuncture has been successfully used on dogs and cats, as well as other four-legged patients.
Acupuncture helps animals by:
- Enabling the animal’s own body to begin healing itself by essentially balancing the body’s energies.
- Creating better flow within the body to improve everyday functions such as blood flow.
- Reduce pain often associated with aging or mild injuries.
Not only does acupuncture help animals, but it has a variety of benefits for the animals who receive it:
- Acupuncture is completely drug free. Our patients will not be medicated, which can be particularly advantageous if he or she is allergic to medications, already is taking medications or needs to be alert 100 percent of the time.
- Acupuncture requires no “down time” for the pet. This translates to zero loss of ability to do his or her service job.
- Acupuncture is non-invasive. This leaves the dog particularly calm throughout the procedure.
- During acupuncture, our patients are awake and can even have their human friends along for the appointment. Again, this turns each acupuncture session into a chance for further bonding between dog and individual.
- Acupuncture can be achieved in many ways. Though we normally think of needle insertion as being the only way to practice the science of acupuncture, when it comes to dogs, a specialized Cold laser can be utilized to get the same effect in an environment that’s more comfortable for our patients.
Number five on the list is particularly important for KIM, as our organization is in the process of raising finances to purchase a new Cold laser, which will help us provide maintained quality service to our animals and their caregivers. As can be presumed, the cost for this kind of equipment is not insignificant; a new Class 4 Cold laser costs approximately $25,000. We need your help to provide our patients with the best care available!
Thus far, half of the funds have been raised, showing the public’s support for service dogs and their wellbeing. However, KIM still needs $12,500 to make the dream of offering cool laser acupuncture via its mobile veterinary care unit a reality.
There is no donation amount too small to get a few steps closer to our final goal and any contribution will be enthusiastically accepted.
At the end of the day, KIM’s hope is to provide the best care for all those canines who work day-in and day-out. They ask nothing but the love of the humans around them and this is why they deserve to be treated like the heroes they are.
If Acupuncture and Cold Laser can keep them mobile, healthy and happy, then it’s a treatment that should be accessible to all service dogs and their clients.