By Linda Hughes
On Sunday, May 29th, the Millbrook & District Lions group hosted their 7th annual Purina Walk for Dog Guides, raising $3,839.00 to support the Lions Foundation of Canada. This brings the total raised in these events to $28,609.
The Millbrook & District Lions are so proud of our local community and businesses for their support of this event and thanks all those who walked and brought donations, the Lions volunteers who organized and worked on walk day, and our sponsors: Dr. Kathryn Grayston from Millbrook Valley Animal Hospital who served as our On-call Veterinarian; Calhoun’s Foodland; Millbrook Farm and Pet Supply; Pet Supply Warehouse; Invisible Fence; Pastry Peddler; Pet Pals Professional Grooming; Millbrook Home Hardware; Millbrook Winery, WM AEROFlight, Peterborough Airport; Subway; Landing 27 Bistro; Crawford Copy; Sysco Central Ontario; Peterborough West Animal Hospital; Buck or Two Plus; UYK Technologies (Lion Andy Stevenson); and Daisy’s Place (Lion Linda Hughes).
We also extend our gratitude to our Community partners: the Cavan Monaghan Fire Department who set up a display, the Township of Cavan Monaghan, Peterborough Police Services, Millbrook Community Police and Millbrook Community Care.
Nestle Purina PetCare generously covers the operational expenses for the Walk and the Millbrook & District Lions cover any additional expenses. With the support of our sponsors, 100% of the funds raised from our Millbrook walk and others like them across the country go to raise and train dog guides for Canadians at no cost to the client. The Lions Foundation of Canada raises and trains 6 kinds of dog guides: Canine Vision Dogs for the blind and visually impaired, Hearing Ear Dogs for the deaf or hard of hearing, Special Skills Dogs for medical or physical disabilities, Seizure Response Dogs for those with epilepsy, Autism Assistance Dogs for children with autism, and Diabetic Alert Dogs for diabetics who are glucose unaware. If you are in need or would like to learn more about the organization, please the website at www.dogguides.com.
We look forward to next year and hopefully will see everyone on the last Sunday of May 2017.