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Help get therapy dog for APS school

Updated: 04/29/2014 9:09 AM | Created: 04/24/2014 7:50 AM
By: Steve Stucker, KOB Pinpoint 4 Weather

At KOB, We Stand 4 New Mexico! So we're proud to get the word out about this opportunity to help students and staff with a special fundraiser at a local APS school.

Capetta is a fully trained assistance dog who spends his days with students who are challenged with autism at McCollum Elementary. His presence and calm demeanor encourages the kids to learn, and according to staff and parents, their improvements have been terrific!

Teacher Ritamarie Theiler is raising money to pay the remaining fees for the cost of training and acquiring Capetta. This event at Mario's should help put a major dent in the amount still owed, which is over $6,000.

All four locations of Mario's Pizza will donate 15% of proceeds from lunch and dinner sales on Tuesday, April 29 to the cause.

Capetta, Ritamarie Theiler, and Steve Stucker will make appearances at various locations of Mario's throughout the day Tuesday, and they look forward to meeting you as you help in this good cause.


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