Saving lives one dog at a time

Elease Hunter has had Peaches for almost a year now, and says they're inseparable, in Jacksonville, Oregon, Saturday, May 14th, 2016. (KTVL/Ariana Rakhshani).

JACKSONVILLE, Ore.-- Dogs for the Deaf had its annual Dog Walk event on Saturday.

The non-profit rescues dogs and trains them to be service animals, then gives the dogs to those who need it--all at no cost.

Dogs for the Deaf said changing the lives of people is what it is all about.

"It's those little things that touch your life and just remind you that what you're doing is great," Development Director Harvey Potts said.

Potts said the fundraiser is its biggest, and brings in almost $20,000.

Recipient Elease Hunter said her dog, Peaches, saved her life.

"I would be in my house all by myself struggling, and they've brought me out of my shell."

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