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CNN Hero Karen Shirk: 4 Paws for Ability

NEED TO KNOW
  • Non-profit finds service dogs for people in need
  • Shirk had a dog ready for a disabled war veteran but he died in March
  • The dog ended up with another veteran, Jake Murphy
  • Unbeknownst to Shirk, the two veterans knew each other and served together

Through her non-profit, Paws 4 Ability, Karen Shirk has provided hundreds of service dogs to people with special needs. Now, she has expanded her unique program to help disabled veterans, too.

Her story: Is it fate? Dog links two wounded vets

Do you know someone who should be a CNN Hero? Nominations are open for 2013.

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