Chang­ing lives with your ‘yelp’

Maroochy Weekly - - LIFE -

IF YOU thought nam­ing a fam­ily pet was hard, spare a thought for Guide Dogs Aus­tralia who have to name lit­ters of dogs ev­ery year.

So they want your help to name one of their new­est re­cruits.

Across Aus­tralia, Bat­tery World has made a com­mit­ment to sup­port and raise money for Guide Dogs Aus­tralia with all stores, in­clud­ing Bat­tery World Caloun­dra and Ma­roochy­dore, tak­ing part in a na­tional ‘name the puppy com­pe­ti­tion’.

Fran­chisee David Thomas said for a $2 do­na­tion, cus­tomers could put their sug­gested dog name on a la­bel in store that will then go into a na­tional draw.

“At the end of the day, whether you pick Rover or Ruby, it’s a ter­rific op­por­tu­nity to get be­hind a great cause,” David said.

Glen Brace­gir­dle wasn’t sur­prised to learn his guide dog Bronny’s name means blessed, as the two have forged a bond of friend­ship and car­ing.

Glen, 32, was born with a pig­ment dis­ease, al­binism, that af­fected his sight and cred­its Bronny with saving his life count­less times as well as al­low­ing him to live a more in­de­pen­dent life.

“She’s my best friend, I trust her more than I trust most peo­ple,” he said.

The na­tional dog-nam­ing com­pe­ti­tion closes on October 21.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

SMALL DO­NA­TION: Help Guide Dogs Aus­tralia raise money by sug­gest­ing a puppy name for just a $2 do­na­tion.

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