Service dogs don’t usually get public recognition but it was an entirely different day last Friday. All their hard work was recognized and honored with the unveiling of a new statue at the new Centennial Hall on UW-Eau Claire’s campus.
The dog statue is unveiled as recognition to all the work seeing eye and guide dogs have done for people in the area.
Dr. Katherine Schneider, UW-Eau Claire’s former senior psychologist, commissioned the remarkable dog sculpture.
She says it honors all of the work the dogs have done for her for the past 41-years.
“I’m proud of the people who went together with me to pay for this statue, part of it was a big 65th birthday present to myself, I’m proud of this community that’s been a great part of my life for the last 21 years,” says Dr. Schneider.
The life-size bronze sculpture of a yellow Labrador Retriever was designed and cast by the Randolph Rose Collection of Yonkers in New York.