In the treatment of some physical illnesses, disabilities, and mental disorders, guide dogs can provide invaluable support.
They stand at the patient’s side at any time during the day or night, they help out with daily activities and are specially trained to sound the alarm when patients feel pain or need help. They are vigilant, always on duty and the most loyal friends and guardians of their respective owners.
Not everyone understands that when you meet a person using the assistance of a guide dog, for example to walk, under no circumstances should you catch the animal, pet him, or speak to him when he’s on duty. This can have serious consequences, which is perfectly illustrated by the story of Hailey Ashmore and her dog, Flynn.
If you’re curious about what happened to the girl and her pet, who is always faithfully at her side – take a look at the following pages.