Sharon Hill, PA, June 10, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- In August 2009, the organization that is known as the Blind Dog Rescue Alliance began. Karen Belfi is the founder and was the owner of a blind dog named Ray Charles. She was at a loss on how to train her pet. This insight made her come to the realization that there were other canines with visual and hearing issues who were less likely to be adopted because of their impairment. Thus BDRA was launched. She asked if other individuals were willing to step up for these animals. At present there are volunteers from all over the USA and extending to Canada who lend a hand in changing the fate of these wonderful dogs.
The goal was a modest one of 10-20 dogs in a year. It climbed to 30 in six months. Adam is the first rescued and was later adopted to a loving family. As of winter 2015, the 400th dog was saved. Another honorable mention is Bug in Georgia, the Chihuahua rat terrier. Her owner moved and left her behind. Alone in the world she leaves home and is struck by a car. The injury that results are her eyes knocked out of their socket. The neighbors searched for her frantically and she was found after three weeks. They sheltered her until the SPCA came for her. A Georgia resident saw her playing on video and agreed to foster her. Now safe she enjoys walks, other animal companions, and is waiting for a permanent home.
These furry friends make the work at BDRA worthwhile and now is the introduction of their monthly newsletter. It covers stories and information such as training your dog on a leash, reading your dog’s body language, and how to read dog food labels.
If you want to help or sign up for the newsletter, please visit: http://www.blinddogrescue.com/
Blind Dog Rescue Alliance is dedicated to assisting dogs in need in shelters as well blind dog owners. Their members have several years of hands-on experience with visually impaired canines and the rescue process. They always welcome volunteers and if you want to join them visit: http://www.blinddogrescue.com/