94.7 km for the dogs
- By: Eben Marais
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/947-km-for-the-dogs
Any one who is familiar with the full process of training a guide dog, which takes up to 2 years, and includes its time with the puppy or service dog rearer, can imagine the costs involved.
Add to this the fact that G.D.A. accepts full responsibility for a guide dog for its entire life. Furthermore should the owner not be able to cover all the costs for the care of the guide dog, then the Association is prepared to assist financially.
Our suggested “sponsorship” for the full cost of breeding, rearing and training a Guide dog or Service Dog is R10,000-00 although the true cost is far more to train a guide dog.
We are extremely grateful when sponsors give us this donation towards to the costs of training a guide dog.
Without any government support or funding, financial support is always most welcome.
- Nov 26, 2016 - R 200.00
- "all the best" - caro
- Nov 19, 2016 - R 2 000.00
- "Go well" - Daniel Richard Muller
- Nov 19, 2016 - R 973.71
- "Gooi, gooi, gooi!!! All the best Meneer from the Xfacta team" - Xfacta team
- Nov 18, 2016 - R 514.10
- "Shut up legs and pedal damn it!" - Shaun Botes
- Oct 07, 2016 - R 210.00
- "Hou bene hou, vir die honde!" - NB
- Oct 05, 2016 - R 514.10
- "Good luck ! I am happy to donate to a worthy cause." - Suzi Georgiou-Grobler
- Sep 30, 2016 - R 210.00
- "Sterkte" - Marna Kruger
- Sep 26, 2016 - R 210.00
- "Continue the great work!" - Rolene Roelofse
- Sep 23, 2016 - R 102.82
- "Thanks for the good work you do. May this iinsiative be blessed!!!" - Sandra Kruger
- Aug 29, 2016 - R 205.64
- "Keep up the good work " - Hermien
SA Guide Dogs Association for the Blind
Since 1953, South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (GDA) has strived to expand its offerings to the differently-abled community of Southern Africa, extending beyond Guide Dogs to include Service Dogs for people who are physically impaired, Autism Support Dogs for children with autism, and the College of Orientation & Mobility, whose Orientation & Mobility (O&M) practitioners teach people who are visually impaired to continue their lives in a safe and efficient manner and how to use a long cane as a mobility aid.