Service dogs honored with new statue at UW-Eau Claire

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) Service dogs typically don't get a lot of public recognition, but Friday, all of their hard work was honored with the unveiling of a new statue.

A ceremony was held at the new Centennial Hall on UW-Eau Claire's campus.

The statue is recognizing all the work seeing eye and guide dogs have done for people in the area.

The sculpture was commissioned by Dr. Katherine Schneider, UW-Eau Claire's former senior psychologist.

She says it honors all of the work the dogs have done for her for the past 41-years.

"I'm proud of the people who went together with me to pay for this statue, part of it was a big 65th birthday present to myself, I'm proud of this community that's been a great part of my life for the last 21 years," says Schneider.

The life-size bronze sculpture of a yellow labrador retriever with harness was designed and cast by the Randolph Rose Collection of Yonkers in New York.

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