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ICAN service dogs come to the classrooms and homes of IU students

Indiana Canine Assistant Network at IU helps socialize service dogs to work with individuals and institutions that need them. Video by Emily Miles | Read the full story at

The new IU chapter of the Indiana Canine Assistant Network put on a benefit concert Tuesday night to raise money for the parent organization.

The benefit concert featured sets from Huckleberry Funk, Zaid Fouzi and Ladies First at Serendipity Martini Bar. Along with a recent bake sale, ICAN at IU raised $1,000 to support the service dog training group. 

ICAN pups can be spotted in little blue vests, wagging their way across campus and sliding under chairs. They’ve lived with community members and trained in prisons, and someday, they’ll provide assistance to institutions and individuals who need them.

They are service dogs in training, the fabric of ICAN.

However, for months, ICAN at IU founders Julie Mathias and Ashton Asbury thought the dogs might never make it to campus. 

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