One of the biggest dangers guide dog users face while traveling with their guide dogs is attacks or interference from aggressive dogs.
In an attempt to help increase awareness of this problem and the importance of responsible dog ownership for the pet-owning public, The Seeing Eye has launched a survey across the U.S. and Canada that will take an in-depth look at dog attacks and interference. The data collected from the survey will be essential in strengthening cases with law enforcement and animal control officers, as well as with legislators who can help shape future laws to protect guide dog teams.
The survey is open to all guide dog handlers in the United States and
Canada, and a summary of results can be shared upon request. The survey will take from 5 to 20 minutes, depending on your answers. You may access the survey at the following link:
For those who can’t take the survey online, call The Seeing Eye’s main number at 800-539-4425 and ask for extension 1520. Leave your name and phone number, and a volunteer will return your call to conduct the survey by telephone.
All those who respond by Friday, January 7, 2011, will be entered in a
raffle to win a $100 gift card.