Shop­pers dig deep for dogs

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - NEWS -

MUN­DAR­ING is home to one of WA’s top dogs, with shop­pers do­nat­ing more money to Guide Dogs Aus­tralia’s col­lec­tion dog at a lo­cal su­per­mar­ket than most lo­ca­tions in the state.

Shop­pers and team mem­bers at Coles Mun­dar­ing have con­trib­uted $2517 to­wards a record-break­ing $1.26 mil­lion raised for Guide Dogs Aus­tralia.

It was the most raised in a 12-month pe­riod through in-store col­lec­tion dogs and the sale of Guide Dogs eco bags.

Guide Dogs Aus­tralia na­tional man­ager Sacha Koltun said the on­go­ing sup­port from the lo­cal com­mu­nity helped the char­ity to breed, raise and train guide dogs for peo­ple who were blind or had low vi­sion.

“Thanks to their do­na­tions, we will be able to train 25 guide dogs to give in­de­pen­dence and con­fi­dence to a per­son who is blind or has low vi­sion,” she said.

It is es­ti­mated about 1 mil­lion Aus­tralians will have com­plete or par­tial vi­sion loss by 2020.

Guide Dogs Aus­tralia na­tional man­ager Sacha Koltun with guide dog Daisy.

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