Canine Companions For Independence is a nonprofit organization that breeds and trains assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans with disabilities other than blindness. The organization was founded in 1975 by Bonnie Bergin. The organization has six regional training centers in the United States, two in California, one in Florida, one in Ohio, one in Texas, and one on Long Island, New York. The CCI training center on Long Island, New York appeared in the Family Guy episode “Start Me Up” in which Peter, Mort Goldman Joe travel there so Joe can get a new service dog.
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