South African Guide Dog Association Visited Sanlam Headoffice

 

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On Friday 8 March 2013 the South African Guide Dog Association had a Boerewors Roll sale at Sanlam Head office in Bellville to raise funds. Some Guide dogs and their owners as well as two puppies and their trainers came to visit.

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It was a wet and cold Friday, but the rain did not put a damper on the fundraising.GDA_3926 GDA_3927 GDA_3929 GDA_3936 GDA_3938 GDA_3939 GDA_3946 GDA_3950 GDA_3951

By lunchtime the guide dogs were showered with attention and people wanting to know more about the dogs and how the training work.GDA_3957 GDA_3958 GDA_3959 GDA_3961 GDA_3963 GDA_3965 GDA_3966 GDA_3967 GDA_3968

All these lovely people supported the South African Guide Dog Association by buying a Boerewors Roll or two…

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Vivian Cook of the South African Guide Dog Association of the Western Cape

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Preparing the Sausages for the Boerewors RollsGDA_3972 GDA_3974 GDA_3975 GDA_3976 GDA_3977 GDA_3982 GDA_3986 GDA_3992 GDA_3993 GDA_3995 GDA_3996 GDA_3997 GDA_3999 GDA_4001

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The South African Guide Dog Association trains on average 65 guide dogs per year for the blind and visually impaired. The process is human intensive and the guide dogs are trained over and 18 month period. The first phase is spent with their “Puppy Raisers”, dedicated families and individuals who “adopt” a young guide dog puppy for 12 months. Thereafter the young guide dog in training returns to the SAGA centre and is allocated to a qualified guide dog mobility instructor who will formally train the dog for a further 6 months until it is allocated to a blind recipient. You can sponsor a puppy for R3500 or a full guide dog for R10 000.
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GDA_3912For any further information on the South African Guide Dog Association please go visit their website.

 

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