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Guided by dogs

Guide Dogs NSW made a presentation to around 30 people – both Yamba Historical Society and community members – at the Yamba Museum on Wednesday July 12. The event was one of the many features of the Animals and Us exhibition currently on show at the museum.
Guide Dogs NSW community liaison officer Jill Nelson spoke about the work guide dogs do and “took us through their training, from the time they are born until they go to the puppy raiser for 12 months at the age of eight weeks,” the society’s president Marea Buist said. “Then at 14 months old they go into training to become a guide dog.
“Bev Larsson (pictured), an ambassador for Guide Dogs NSW, told her story at the presentation, too; she came with her dog Henry and told her story, which was amazing.” Image: Neve Sakac.