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Monday, October 20, 2008

Torn about Guide Dogs

I am very torn about guide dogs. I know that they provide an important service, but what kinds of protection do they have?

I've heard of the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation which supposedly doesn't allow the blind person to actually own the dog. This way, they can protect the dog and, in cases of abuse, take it back without any legal hassle. (I couldn't find confirmation on the site, but read about them in Healthy Pet magazine.)

I don't know how many guide dog groups do this though. It seems like the best approach to me though.

1 comment:

LetRVoiceBHeard said...

Many schools for the guides and other types of service animals have this as their policy. So they not only are there to help the people with disaiblities but most important help the dogs as well.

90% of the time this protection isn't necessary but there are those occassions in which one may have to act. Even professional service dog trainers many have this in their contract as well. Again to protect their animals.