Don MacGowan, a longtime volunteer with The Seeing Eye in Morristown, spoke to the MBS 6th Grade Class via Zoom on Monday, March 29 about how Seeing Eye dogs are trained and paired with visually-impaired individuals.
Through the years, Morristown-Beard School has enjoyed a close relationship with The Seeing Eye, regularly supporting the organization through its "Pennies For Puppies" fundraiser, and hosting speakers and their guide dogs on the MBS campus.
This year, the MBS 6th Grade is again conducting a “Pennies For Puppies” fundraiser and will also sell homemade dog treats in April to support the local nonprofit organization.
Mr. MacGowan explained how The Seeing Eye:
· breeds and raises puppies to become Seeing Eye dogs
· trains dogs to guide blind people
· instructs blind people in proper handling and care of the dogs
Established in 1929, The Seeing Eye is the oldest existing guide dog school in the world and serves more than 400 blind or visually impaired people each year.
For more information about The Seeing Eye, please visit www.SeeingEye.org