Pet­barn stores rais­ing funds for Vi­sion Aus­tralia guide dogs

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS -

PET­BARN Foun­da­tion and Vi­sion Aus­tralia See­ing Eye Dogs have part­nered to raise much-needed funds for peo­ple who are blind or have low vi­sion.

The ap­peal aims to raise more than $600,000 to cover the costs of breed­ing, train­ing, car­ing for pup­pies and match­ing see­ing-eye dogs to as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble.

Pet­barn Ma­roochy­dore store man­ager Ash Toombes said they were ex­cited to sup­port a worth­while cause.

“The highly trained dogs al­low Aus­tralians who are blind or have low vi­sion to travel in­de­pen­dently and nav­i­gate ob­sta­cles in a quicker and more ef­fi­cient man­ner than they oth­er­wise can with other mo­bil­ity aids,” she said.

Pet­barns across the Coast are ac­cept­ing do­na­tions to the See­ing Eye Dogs Ap­peal un­til June 2.

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