More hearing dogs with enterprise support toward Tokyo Paralympics

September 24, 2016   
Takahashi (left) is presented 
a hearing dog Kosuke

There are only sixty-five hearing dogs nationwide. Takahashi Hiromi, 39, a Deaf woman in Edogawa-ku, Tokyo, has a hearing dog named Kosuke, poodle aged three.

With support from "The Pets First" located in Ota-ku, Tokyo which develops a pet shop nationwide, Kosuke was trained Japanese Assistance Dog Society in Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture since last summer, and became a hearing dog after it lived with Takahashi at her home.

The society strengthens the upbringing of hearing dogs and sets its sights on ten a year until Tokyo Paralympics in 2020 taking the opportunity to get funds-like support from The Pets First this time.


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