The blind will be one awesome Labrador guide do richer, thanks to efforts of kind Weston College students. They raised £5,000 to sponsor a puppy for Guide Dogs for the Blind charity.
The adorable little Lab is named Weston. He is now only ten weeks old. The Labrador puppy makes regular College appearances with College Information Advice Assistant, Linda Jones. She is also one of the charity’s puppy walkers. She has trained several puppies and told the Cheddar Valley Gazette, “College students worked really hard to raise the money, from dog walks and abseiling to cake and sweet sales.”
“I work at University and Knightstone campuses and if all goes well with Weston’s training he’ll be at my side too.” In addition to learning basic commands over the next 12 months, one of Weston’s important skills is socialization. With so many students this shouldn’t be a problem.
The Labrador puppy already has many adoring fans in places where dogs are not typically permitted, including supermarkets, doctor’s and banks. ”The main difficulty will be getting people to allow him to get on with his job,” Jones added “I always cry when I send them on but it’s wonderful when someone matched up with my dog calls and says they don’t know how they managed without one.”
Source: Cheddar Valley Gazette