Ft. Myers, FL – For the past 8 years, Eddie guided his master through Life – Literally. The guide dog’s owner, Anne Hanton, Assistive Technology Specialist at Lighthouse of SWFL. Eddie saw everything Anne Hanton could not. Anne has relied on Eddie to protect her from busy streets, obstacles and gave her freedom. “We’ve been through everything together,” Anne said.
After eight years of significant service, Eddie was guest of honor at his “hot dog” themed retirement party hosted by Lighthouse of SWFL on November 10, 2021. Eddie was presented a “pup cake” and a bag full of doggie favorites, donated by PetPeople in Fort Myers. Best wishes to Eddie as he enjoys his “golden” golden retriever years.
Eddie has retired in Cape Coral with his master, Anne Hanton.
Lighthouse of SWFL is a local United Way partner agency serving individuals with blindness and vision impairment in Lee, Glades, and Hendry counties. The mission of Lighthouse of SWFL is to enable people of all ages living with a visual impairment or blindness to remain independent, active, and productive in society. Lighthouse of SWFL, a nationally accredited agency, is funded by the Division of Blind Services, United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee, Lee County Board of County Commissioners Partnering for Results, and civic, corporate, and individual donors.