The Asista Foundation is a young foundation located in the art facility at the Centre Vétérinaire Laval in Montreal. They offer emergency 24 hour specialized services for companion animals. Their mission is to offer service dogs not for people who cannot see, but for people who have seen too much.
They were founded in 2012 by two individuals, John Agionicolaitis and Solange Barbara. Both dedicated and successful philanthropists, they saw a need for mental health service dog teams which led them to the creation of this foundation. To date, the organization has placed dogs in 30 service dog teams.
ERA was delighted to donate a laptop, a printer and a projector to the Asista Foundation. This donation will go towards their operational team who are their front line workers in training these sophisticated service dogs in performing their duties. The laptop will be used for data entry and research while also being used by their triage unit. They receive approximately 35 applications a day and place approximately 30 dogs a year.
If you would like to learn more about this amazing organization, please visit their website here. If you would like to donate your obsolete devices to help organizations like this one with the gift of technology, please click here.