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Happy 2nd Birthday Inca 💜 Stayed tuned to see her opening her birthday pressie later 😊
What an excellent way to end a perfect week...!!! Photos taken before they left this afternoon to begin their new adventure together. David's letter sum everything up, especially the last few lines 💜💜💜 "I love Ian to death. I would never swap him for any thing on the entire planet. I love Ian" David
David and his boy stability assistance dog Ian on their qualification walk 💜
Assistance Dog Ian is determined not to be left behind today, as his new family and best buddy David pack up to return home to Dublin after their week of training in Cork 😂
Please come out this Sunday 1st Oct to support this fun day at 4pm at James Fort Castlepark Kinsale. Lots of fun for all your family dogs....
Hugo visits the Mercy Hospital Cork. Since the Mercy Hospital hospital first opened its doors 160 years ago they have welcomed people from all walks of life. But today, during Mercy week, they broke with tradition and welcomed their first dog - Hugo, a therapy dog in training for Dogs for the Disabled. He became the first dog to therapeutically visit patients at the hospital following an invitation by Clinical Nurse Manager Nuala Coughlan. Hugo visited patients on ten wards during his inaugural visit, touching patients and staff alike, and is looking forward to his return visit 💜
Some of our dogs in training at Shelton Abbey will be featured on the Ministry of Hope program on RTE 1 tonight at 10.15pm
David's second day in training with his stability assistance dog Ian and it's been an exhausting day for the two of them 😊
Thank you Yvonne and her friends for taking part in the Cork Mini Marathon on Sunday. We are very grateful for your support..
Please come on Sunday 1st Oct to support this fun day at 4pm at James Fort Castlepark Kinsale. Lots of fun for all the family....
Congratulations to Casey, she won the Woman's Way Children's Award 2017 💜 The Outstanding Courage Award in the Woman's Way and Pharmaton Kiddi Children's Awards winner is Casey Fitzgerald (11) from Co Cavan. Casey has spastic diplegia and has had to undergo countless procedures and operations including a six-hour operation aged 5 to help her walk. That said, she is never grumpy and described as an inspiration by her mother Tracey. She has to have physiotherapy six days per week to keep her muscles stretched while she is growing. Casey has ground reaction leg splints and spends 30 minutes per day in a stander. In January she was trained with her stability assistance dog and she and her dog Harrison are the very best of friends.
A huge THANK YOU to the crew that turned out to the Cork City Marathon in aid of Dogs for the Disabled today 💜