The magic we have been able to create in 2021, amidst a pandemic and difficult and very trying times in our country, has been nothing short of spectacular. We have placed incredible Merlin's KIDS service dogs with more than 30 children in need, and have rescued more than 60 dogs from euthanasia or life in a shelter. Sometimes, from tragedy springs miracles.
Merlin's KIDS continues to make miracles happen, with our unique behavioral approach to training service dogs. We do not train a dog to sit or lie down on command. We firmly believe that a service dog should not need a command to help its owner. The dog must truly be a kindred spirit with the owner. Merlin's KIDS service dogs truly are miracles and each placement must be magic for that family. We settle for nothing less than perfection. This has definitely been a tough year for us all, yet we are thriving and making magic happen every single day.
Thank you to all of you who have donated time and funds as well as for your trust in us. We are so glad you have joined us in making this all happen. We hope to have some last-minute sponsors and donors for 2021 so that we can make miracles happen for so many more children on our wait list. Your year-end gift will give hope, light, and a magical four-legged life-altering service dog to those special kids who are counting on also to make magic happen. You can read some of their stories here.
Happy New Year and may 2022 prove healthier and more stable than it has been the past two years. Live everyday with joy, grace, and generosity of spirit, and never miss an opportunity to help make someone else's life better.
Thank you all so very very much.