The following is a statement provided to us by Canine Partners in relation to the recent coverage of the charity’s split with one of its most well known faces, Allen Parton.
By now, you will perhaps be aware, or have seen, articles in the press relating to the position of Canine Partners with regard to the training of Allen Parton’s own puppy EJ. The articles followed a letter written to Allen by the Chairman on behalf of the Council. A copy of this letter is attached to give a full understanding of the Charity’s position.
The nub of the matter is Allen’s strongly stated intention to purchase and train EJ himself. There have been a few such cases in the past which prompted the Council to review their policy. As a result, a number of years ago, the Council, of which Allen was a member, reaffirmed the then [...]
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