September 2018 Recipients
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People received $16,000 to purchase eight puppies to be trained and placed with hearing impaired people.
Hearing dogs are trained to notify their owners when they hear a sound, such as the door bell, text messages or an alarm clock. Gently pawing their companion to let them know they’ve heard it; the dog will then lead the owner to the sound upon request.
The puppies are specifically selected for their confidence, intelligence and breeding to go through a socialisation and training programme to become fully qualified Hearing Dogs.
Photo credit, Belinda Bullock