Photo of the Week: Dogs and Their Owners Walk to Raise Funds for Dog Guides
Many of our clubs recycle eyeglasses and support White Cane Day to help the visually impaired. Another way Lions and Leos help people with special needs is by support guide dog programs, which help the visually impaired, those with hearing loss, people with autism and adults and kids with any number of challenges. We got this week’s photo from the London Community News.
More than 50 walkers and their canine companions participated in the London Lions Club’s annual Lions Foundation of Canada Purina Walk for Dog Guides. The club usually raises more than $10,000 at this event because it costs about $20,000 to raise a dog. Government funding for this program does not exist, so the money collected is vital to providing special-skills dogs to those in need. In this photo, Brian Deacon and pups Montana and Dakota prepare for the fundraiser in style.