Prefecture to rent assistance dogs to persons with disabilities

April 9, 2015  

Hyogo Prefecture:

Hyogo Prefecture next to Osaka in western Japan calls for application of the assistance dog loan for a person with disability. Total of three dogs including a guide dog, nursing-care dog and hearing dog, will be lent out for free of charge.

There are conditions for the application: 
-Prefecture residence, 
-Willing to participate in social activities such as starting working,
-Not admitted to any disability facilities, etc.

For a Deaf person, it is required to own the official disability record.  

Required documents are submitted to the Disability Welfare Department/Section concerned of a resident municipality by May 8. There is an interview, and when passing, the applicant receives a training with the assistant dog. 

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