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Jun 03, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

Around 50 walkers, canine friends help raise money for dog guides

London Community News

Photos by Mallory Clarkson/London Community News/Twitter: @MalloryClarkson Around 50 walkers and their canine best friends gathered at Gibbons Park Sunday (June 3) to help raise money for dog guides. This was the eighth year the Lions Clubs of London hosted the annual Lions Foundation of Canada Purina Walk for Dog Guides, an event that typically brings in more than $10,000. Bill Phelan, with the Lions Club, said it costs approximately $20,000 to raise a dog guide. “There is no government funding and all proceeds from this event go directly to the raising of the dog guides,” Phelan said. “This is a fundraiser that goes right across Canada to raise money for special skills dogs, seeing-eye dogs, autism assistance dogs and hearing-ear dogs.” In total, around a million dollars is raised across Canada for this cause every year. For more information or to donate money, visit www.purinawalkfordogguides.com and look for the London walk link.   Find us on Facebook: London Community News

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