Seeing-eye ponies may be better than seeing-eye dogs
There were little people, obese people, people accompanied by seeing-eye dogs
, people with tremors, with limps, amputees on skateboards, people with no arms--and they were smiling, laughing, and eating hors d'oeuvres!
In the past, airlines had accommodated seeing-eye dogs
and other guide dogs onto planes with their owners.
The dog is part of the Companion Animal Partnership Programme (CAPP) and would usually have had to travel in the cargo hold of the aircraft along with other animals except seeing-eye dogs
and other guide dogs which are allowed to be accommodated onto aircraft with their owners.
Smith's pet project of late was making sure that the town's residents know that the new community center can legally hold up to 100 people and as many seeing-eye dogs
and nanny goats as needed.
* donations to non-profit organizations, e.g., Dogs for the Deaf, Seeing-eye Dogs
for the Blind, Hand to Hand for Quads, etc.
Rauch, who adds, "There are no seeing-eye dogs
or white canes to inform others that you have a hearing problem." Therefore, he concludes, it is up to the hearing-impaired individual to take the initiative by informing others of his or her special needs to communicate and hear better.
The Guide Dog Association is calling on the Government to give blind or partially sighted people more protection, as figures show 240 seeing-eye dogs
have been attacked over the past two years - a record-high average of 10 a month and up from three a month five years ago.
"They could not be seeing-eye dogs
, but they have all graduated as service dogs for NEADS."