Guide Dog of the Year 2012 (UK)

Congratulations to John Tovey and his guide dog, Dez, who not only won the Guide Dog of the Year  award but also a Life Changing Award on 19th July at the Specsavers Guide Dog of the Year Awards in London.

John is only 44 and lost his eyesight two years ago to diabetes.  In going blind, John also lost the ability to do his job as a fitter (he’d worked on projects like the Channel Tunnel).    Enter Dez, a Black Labrador…

‘I just fell in love,’ says John.

Now Dez wakes him up every morning at 7:30 wanting to be fed.  And John has quality of life again.

Read more about John’s story in this BBC News article.

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