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04 May, 2017

Suppawt Guide Dogs at Paws in the Park

A Guide Dog trainer kneels next to a yellow puppy, giving him a treat

Did you know that only one in four people who need a Guide Dog, have one? Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is calling on the community of Camden to suppawt people with sight loss at this year’s Paws in the Park event on Sunday, May 7.

In addition to the many pawesome activities to enjoy on the day with your four-legged friend, the public will have the opportunity to help train more Guide Dogs by purchasing merchandise.

“It costs more than $35,000 to breed, raise and train one Guide Dog,” said Natalie Moses, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT General Manager Fundraising & Marketing.

“As we receive less than 2 per cent of our funding needs from the government, we rely on the public's generosity to fund our services, which are all provided at no cost to those who need them,” she said.

Every day 28 Australians are diagnosed with vision loss that cannot be corrected, including nine who become blind.

“With the demand for Guide Dogs’ services increasing due to growing numbers of people having trouble getting around as a result of vision loss, we’re incredibly grateful for the support we receive from the community,” Mrs Moses said.

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is the leading provider of Guide Dogs and other services that enable people with impaired vision to get around their communities safely and independently.