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Presentation by RU Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Club at Douglass Library,
Wed. Nov 17th, 3pm

The Rutgers University Libraries and the Rutgers-New Brunswick Office of Disability Services invite you to a presentation by the Rutgers Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Club on training service dogs for the blind. The presentation will take place Wednesday November 17th, starting at 3:00 pm, in the Mabel Smith Douglass Room of the Douglass Library.

At the event a few of the puppy's raisers - who teach the dogs obedience and house manners, as well as expose the puppy to situations they may encounter during their working life - will discuss the challenges and rewards of their service. Some of the seeing eye dogs in training will also be present and will demonstrate their skills.

The Rutgers Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Club works in conjunction with the Seeing Eye, Inc. organization of Morristown, NJ. To learn more about the Rutgers Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Club, please see their website at: http://www.eden.rutgers.edu/~ruseprc/index.html

For more information about the November 17th event, please contact Eileen Stec at estec@rci.rutgers.edu or by phone at 732.932.9407, ex. 25.

The Libraries and the Office of Disability Services are sponsoring this event to promote a greater awareness of the assisting services used by our visually impaired library users.

Posted November 1, 2010