BIG BOOST FOR LITTLE PUPS TO GO ON TO DO GREAT THINGS
BLIND or low-vision Victorians will be able to get used to their new guide dogs at a sensory campus to be established in a multimillion-dollar project.
The Victorian Government announced yesterday it will give $5 million towards the $23.4 million Guide Dogs Victoria’s headquarters redevelopment.
This will provide the campus with lighting, scent, human-enabled technology, Braille and other tactile features for blind or low-vision people to learn the ropes with their best friend.
A veterinary hospital, teaching facility, doggie daycare, low vision clinic and cafe are part of the renovation works, which are due to be starting by the end of the year and wrapping up by 2021.
Future Guide Dogs in Melbourne yesterday; (inset) Minster for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley (right) and Guide Dogs Victoria CEO Karen Hayes