Donna, friend and constant companion to John Hogan of Pyrmont, Sydney, Australia , was born on 14 February, 1975. At the time of her death on 6 May, 1995, she was recognised in the Guinness Book of Records as the World's Longest Living Hearing Guide Dog.
Donna travelled extensively on trains throughout NSW and John affectionately remembers her first journey from Sydney to Murwillumbah in 1985. "During the 14 hour trip, Donna was well behaved and waited until Casino where she left a very big puddle on the grass behind the station."
The memorial also recognises the love and companionship that all Guide Dogs for the Visually and Hearing Impaired give their owners.
It has been provided by the State Government of New South Wales with assistance by Cityrail and the Department of Public Works and Services.