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2014-08-14 12:27:28

Vision to Share campaign to provide up to $50,000 to raise, train and place an America's VetDogs guide dog with a visually impaired veteran. RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are 1.5 million veterans in the United States whose daily lives are affected by vision issues that often originate from active duty service. For these veterans, a highly trained guide dog can empower them to lead active, independent lives. Today, not-for-profit VSP(®) Vision Care, the nation's...

2014-07-11 23:08:59

People with physical disabilities and military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder are just some of the increasing numbers of people partnered with assistance dogs. But are these service dog teams welcome in the workplace? Or is an assistance dog an impediment to employment? Research results and advice from experts are available to both employees with assistance dogs and employers to help create successful employment outcomes. Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 People...

2014-05-05 23:00:29

Fidelco's annual Open House event was attended by hundreds of families from across Connecticut. Bloomfield, Conn. (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation opened its doors and training kennels this past weekend, attracting hundreds of families and dog lovers from all over New England to its Bloomfield campus. Saturday’s Open House event offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of a Fidelco Guide Dog from “pup to partner,” featuring puppy playtime,...

2014-04-30 23:06:25

Fidelco is one of less than a dozen accredited guide dog training organizations in the United States and 80 in the world. Bloomfield, Conn. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Celebrated each year on the last Wednesday in April, International Guide Dog Day honors the life-changing partnerships between man’s best friend and people who are blind. On this day and throughout the year, the Connecticut-based Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation salutes guide dog training organizations across the globe that share...

Harness For Guide Dogs Must Suit Both Dog And Owner
2014-01-02 09:26:41

University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna A guide dog communicates with a blind person via a harness and its handle. Researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) have investigated for the first time the forces guide dogs are exposed to during their work. Physiotherapists and movement analysts compared three types of harness to find which is best for the dog and the owner. The results were recently published in The Veterinary Journal. Guide dogs lend...

2013-07-31 23:32:36

In honor of International Assistance Dog Week, Guiding Eyes for the Blind is inviting Westchester residents to get involved in the non-profit’s mission to transform lives through a number of special opportunities for volunteerism and philanthropy. Held August 4-10, International Assistance Dog Week was created to recognize the devoted, hardworking service dogs that help individuals achieve their goals in life. Yorktown Heights, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 In honor of International...

2013-07-24 23:19:45

As the variety and number of assistance dogs grows, how can they be better integrated into the workplace? New research initiative will support both employees with assistance dogs and employers. Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Did you know that assistance dogs include guide dogs, service dogs, hearing dogs, seizure and diabetes alert dogs, PTSD dogs and more? Increasingly, assistance dogs of all types are transforming the lives of their human partners in a multitude of ways....

2013-07-13 23:03:07

Leader Dogs for the Blind has received the support of Julian Omidi and his brother Dr. Michael Omidi, co-founders of Civic Duty, to support its volunteer programs. Rochester Hills, Michigan (PRWEB) July 13, 2013 Leader Dogs for the Blind thanks the Omidi brothers and their charity, Civic Duty, for this grant and their commitment to recognizing community service and volunteerism. Recognized as one of the “Best in America” nonprofit organizations by the Independent Charities of...

2013-07-12 23:21:23

Leader Dogs for the Blind has received the support of Julian Omidi, Dr. Michael Omidi, and Maria Abaca, co-founders of Animal Support. Rochester Hills, Michigan (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Leader Dogs for the Blind thanks the Omidi brothers and Ms. Abaca, and their charity, Animal Support, for the grant and interest in positively impacting the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired. Recognized as one of the “Best in America” nonprofit organizations by the Independent Charities...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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