Charity of the week
For more than 50 years, Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation (fidelco.org) has been dedicated to helping the blind enjoy a sense of independence by supplying German shepherd guide dogs trained to keep their blind partners safe. Fidelco’s guide dogs are bred from Bavarian herding and East German bloodlines, and are known for their intelligence, temperament, and stamina. Fidelco takes the dogs through a rigorous two-year training program supervised by internationally accredited trainers, and custom-matches the animals to their blind partners. The guide dogs are provided at no cost, thanks to donors’ generous support. Since its founding, Fidelco has placed more than 1,500 guide dogs across North America.
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