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December 4, 2002

Four-Legged Friends Help The Hearing Impaired

From: KOIN, OR - 04 Dec 2002

Dogs Act As Ears

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. -- An Oregon-based program is celebrating 25 years of providing help for the deaf.

Dogs for the Deaf trains dogs to act as a pair of ears. They give their owners a heads-up if the phone starts ringing or a smoke alarm goes off.

In the last 25 years, Dogs for the Deaf has placed more than 800 dogs nationwide. Now they're expanding.

For more information visit the Dogs for the Deaf Web site.

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