Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted

AniCura supports the Norwegian Association of the Blind in training guide dogs.

The Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted was formed in 1900 to act as a service organization and protect the interests of the visually impaired. They work to ensure that the visually impaired have the same opportunities and rights as every other citizen. In addition to organizing activities for children and youths, rehabilitation courses and support work, they also run schools for guide dogs.

Every day, encounters at our animal hospitals and clinics show us just how important a part companion animals play in so many lives, but few animals make such a great difference to their owners’ lives as guide dogs. It's thanks to guide dogs that their owners are able to get out and about in ways that would otherwise be impossible. It takes around two years to train a guide dog, and only half of those that begin training finish the course. Training and keeping guide dogs healthy is expensive, so we are happy to support the Norwegian Association of the Blind in their work and contribute to a greater understanding of the importance of guide dogs.

Read more about this initiative at the AniCura Norway website.