Fund-raising walk supports dog guide development

Published on Tuesday, 21 May 2024 11:02

Dauphin and area residents have an opportunity, May 26, to participate in an uplifting and vital event that provides assistance to Canadians waiting to be matched with a dog guide.
The Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides (LFCDG) is an accredited organization that relies on the upcoming fund-raising event, the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides, to empower people living with disabilities or agencies assisting people who have experienced trauma by providing dog guides at no cost and supporting them in their journey together.
“In 2017, approximately 6.2 million Canadians were living with a disability. Fast forward to 2022 and the disability rate has grown significantly, with 8 million people living with a disability and we expect that number to continue to increase as our population ages,” said Travis Forbes, manager of Events at LFCDG.
“Dog guides are already in high demand and are not provided by the government. They come from organizations like LFCDG, a non-profit that provides the dogs at no cost, despite each of them costing $35,000. In order to continue to transform the way people live by matching them with dog guides across seven different programs, we need the public to join our fund-raising event and help us reach the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides’ goal of $1.6 million.”
Thanks to the event’s national sponsor, Pet Valu and the Dauphin Lions Club, all proceeds from this event will go back to assisting more people to receive a dog guide at no cost.
The Dauphin Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guide is taking place, May 26, at Rotary Arena.
Registration is at noon and the walk starts at 1 p.m.
To make an impact today, register or donate to the Dauphin Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides at www.walkfordogguides.com.



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