disabilities

HOPE: Home at Last

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Homelessness is a serious issue in southern Oregon, but there are services and ways to escape it. NBC5’s Blakely McHugh met with a man who experienced homelessness in Ashland. He suffers from multiple disabilities and heard about an organization …

Local organization heals not just hearts, but horses too

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore.– A local organization is all about healing hearts and horses. Volunteers gathered together on Sunday to begin preparing for classes with the organization, Healing Hearts and Hooves. The organization helps students with disabilities, or with difficult backgrounds, receive support …

Horse therapy helping people with special needs

Eagle Point, Ore. — One Rogue Valley organization is using a unique form of therapy to help people with special needs. The Hope Equestrian Center uses the power of horses to help strengthen the minds and bodies by providing therapeutic horseback riding …

Kids being paired with Canine Angels

Medford, Ore. — A group of Rogue Valley children with disabilities tested out man’s best friend on Friday. Six children with disabilities are being paired with their new dog by the Canine Angels Service Team. The organization brought the kids to the …

Fake service dogs called growing problem

St. Louis, Mo. (KSDK/NBC) — It’s no wonder we want to take our pets with us everywhere we go. And until now, most places have been off limits to most dogs. Dianne Peters’ Golden retriever Calgary is an exception because he’s a …