Local FFA students raise puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind

KSEE Sunrise

A local high school program is being recognized for it’s work with puppies. The Lemoore High School FFA was the first in the state to have the Guide Dogs for the Blind Puppy Raising Program allowing high school students to raise Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind — a non-profit which provides service dogs for those who are visually impaired.

Lemoore High School Agriculture Instructor Marybeth Hearn started this high school program in 1989 with one pup. With her instruction the program has now raised 167 puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

The program was also just awarded the 2019 Lemoore Organization of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on the program, click here.

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