An amazing dog has been honored at a prestigious awards ceremony in the UK.
Daisy, a Labrador Retriever, lives with her owners, Pat and Keith Sheffield, in Clare.
And just last week, she took home a Pride of Cambridge Community Award.
The 8-year-old Lab was among the region’s heroes at Howard Theatre at Downing College, Cambridge.
She and her fur-parents received the Judges’ Special Award!
Daisy did not make it through guide dog training but she still finds a way to make children and elderly people happy.
Daisy is a Pets As Therapy (PAT) dog.
Pat takes her to Churchill Special School in Haverhill once a week, as part of the Pets As Therapy Read2Dogs program.
The children there read out loud with the Daisy by their side.
“You can definitely see that they have gained confidence through the dog being there. I feel like she’s doing something that the guide dogs would approve of, and that all the money put into her training has not been wasted,” Pat said.
The students at Churchill can have difficulties in language and communication, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, or others.
Daisy also visits Churchill Close and Abbeyfield in Clare regularly.
Image and article source: Cambridge News