The Art Pratt Foundation of Old Mission Rotary awarded $6,000 grant to Canine Companions for Independence.  The money will be used to repair the roof of their Oceanside dog training facility.  Since 1975, Canine Companions for Independence has provided assistance dogs, free of charge, to recipients.  
Old Mission Rotarian Tom Sandler (holding dog below) and his wife, Sondra are now raising their 11th puppy for the organization.  Volunteers get puppies at eight weeks old and socialize and train them for a year and a half.  The dogs are then returned to Canine companions for advanced training.