Sweet Baby Jo is most deserving of kisses from Alda Owen. Owen, who is legally blind, and her husband received the 3-year-old border collie from Pets Helping Agriculture in Rural Missouri, a program that provides dogs to farmers with disabilities. “I can get out and help Rick now. I can get the cows in the lot while he goes gets a bale of hay,” says Owen.
Sweet Baby Jo is most deserving of kisses from Alda Owen. Owen, who is legally blind, and her husband received the 3-year-old border collie from Pets Helping Agriculture in Rural Missouri, a program that provides dogs to farmers with disabilities. “I can get out and help Rick now. I can get the cows in the lot while he goes gets a bale of hay,” says Owen. tljungblad@kcstar.com The Kansas City Star
Sweet Baby Jo is most deserving of kisses from Alda Owen. Owen, who is legally blind, and her husband received the 3-year-old border collie from Pets Helping Agriculture in Rural Missouri, a program that provides dogs to farmers with disabilities. “I can get out and help Rick now. I can get the cows in the lot while he goes gets a bale of hay,” says Owen. tljungblad@kcstar.com The Kansas City Star

Donated dogs help farmers with disabilities stay on their land

May 18, 2015 08:32 PM

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