The thousands of people of all ages and from all walks of life who volunteer with the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind were praised in Clonmel last month.
Former Mayor Billy Shoer, in one of his final receptions at the Town Hall, stated that these people brought with them vital skills and experience, as well as supporting the organisation in the breeding, rearing and training of those special dogs.
“Without those concerned volunteers, your organisation would come to a standstill”, he stated.
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is a national charity providing services to the visually impaired and families of children with autism. All services are provided free of charge.
There are five Assistance Dog families in Tipperary, two of whom live in the Clonmel area, including four Guide Dog Owners, as well as several clients who have availed of other services offered to the visually impaired.