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Saturday Survey: Assistance Dogs at the Paralympics

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Earlier in the week, I posted about a legally blind runner who was forced to travel to the Paralympics without her guide dog. Was this fair?

Should assistance dogs have been excluded from Paralympics?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Deplorable Lack of Disability Awareness at Paralympics: Guide Dog Left Behind

 Paralympic runner Kym Crosby is able to compete on her own but relies on guide dog Tron in places like airports and hotels. Coronavirus restrictions and Japanese regulations forced her to leave Tron at home during the Tokyo Paralympics. (Morry Anne Angell / Guide Dogs for the Blind)
Paralympic runner Kym Crosby is able to compete on her own but relies on guide dog Tron in places like airports and hotels. Coronavirus restrictions and Japanese regulations forced her to leave Tron at home during the Tokyo Paralympics.
(Morry Anne Angell / Guide Dogs for the Blind)
Gonna be on my soapbox for a minute.

You would think, at an event created especially for the disabled, that organizers would have a pretty good handle on what people of different abilities need. But check out this story from David Wharton in the LA Times. (Read the whole story at that link. Excerpt below.) Continue reading Deplorable Lack of Disability Awareness at Paralympics: Guide Dog Left Behind