PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. (CBS) — A group of local service dogs are getting brand new boots to help protect them from the elements when they’re outside assisting their blind companions.
Thorp Bailey Weber Eye Associates in Plymouth Meeting raised $1200 for the Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired to buy the protective footwear for the animals.READ MORE: Atlantic City Casinos, Union Workers Reach Tentative Agreement To Avoid Strike
Donations were collected from staff and patients, as well as the physician owners who matched the contributions dollar for dollar.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Philadelphia Mother Makes Powerful Plea To Help Find James Walke's Killer
With boots costing $40 per dog, the office managed to collect enough for the 30 dogs in need.
Bette Homer and her guide dog, Aaron will join a representative from ASB on Wednesday afternoon to receive the donation in person.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police Increasing Patrols Ahead Of Fourth Of July Weekend
In years past, Thorp Bailey Weber has donated to families in need around Christmas. Their next goal will be to raise enough money to help fund the training of a service dog through the Guide Dog Foundation.