California Department of Transportation
Today's Date: Oct.21, 2015
Contact: Betsy Totten
Phone: (707) 445-6444
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060
Caltrans Plays an Unexpected Part in Improving Mobility for the Blind
EUREKA – Spirit is like your average Caltrans employee: he spends a lot of time learning, he works hard all day to improve mobility for members of the traveling public, and he’s out in the field a lot.
Oh, yeah – he’s also a yellow Labrador retriever who’s training to be a guide dog.
In the 51st Caltrans News Flash, spokesperson Betsy Totten spends time with Spirit and his handler to learn more about how Caltrans helps Spirit get the valuable experience he needs to succeed as a guide dog for the blind.
This video can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/56CIq_o5NyY
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