Residents at a sheltered housing complex who fell in love with a dog are sponsoring him through his training to become an assistance dog for deaf people.
Browning Court in Bourne is supporting 16-month old cocker spaniel Bond as he starts his Hearing Dogs for Deaf People programme.
Residents met Bond who visited the complex in Manning Road on Monday and wished him good luck for the first stage of his training which starts soon.
Denise Taylor, of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, said “It’s so nice they’ve decided to sponsor Bond and I really wanted them to see him before he goes off to what I call ‘doggy university’.”
The complex has agreed to give the organisation £3 per month to help fund his programme where he will learn how to assist people with hearing problems with everyday jobs.
Social events during the year will help raise the funds.
Browning Court manager Lindsay Bishop said: “It’s really nice to be able to sponsor Bond. He’s a lovely dog.”