Did you know that a bloodhound has 60 times the scent power of a German Shepherd? These highly sensitive animals may be driven by their noses but there eyesight is crucial to active service.
This is why each year, VCA HAH and Animal Eye Guys join forces to host service animals from around our community for FREE Eye exams during the monthof May. In an effort to accommodate all of those loyal and hardworking companions, we open our doors for one day- exclusively for these exams.
This year we are pleased to be hosting Jimmy Ryce Center (JRC) K9 Officers from the Broward Sheirff's Office.
Dr. Swinger will be examining these patrol dogs checking for problems including redness, squinting, cloudy corneas, retinal disease, early cataracts and other serious abnormalities.
“Early detection of problems and treatment is vital to the success of these working animals," said Dr. Swinger, of Animal Eye Guys. "It is truly an honor to provide exams for animals that so selflessly provide support to their people and communities."
The Jimmy Ryce Center provides AKC bloodhounds free to law enforcement agencies to find abducted and lost children. Bloodhounds are the only dog that can follow a human trail more than a few hours old. They are the the single best bet for bringing a child, abducted by a predator, home, alive.
Since its inception, over 600 dogs have been placed with law enforcement agencies. The JRC is funded exclusively from donation and is currently raising funds to purchase more bloodhounds for law enforcement agencies. Visit http://www.jimmyryce.org/ to learn more about Jimmy Ryce, the JRC and how you too can help!
"It is truly an honor to provide exams for animals that so selflessly provide support to their people and communities."Dr. Robert Swinger l Animal Eye Guys l Owner