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Guide Dogs supports introduction of compulsory microchipping for dogs in Northern Ireland

Press Releases   •   Mar 23, 2012 11:13 GMT

Guide Dogs Campaigns Manager David Cowdrey said:  “We see this as a really important step towards responsible dog ownership and helping to reduce the number of attacks on guide dogs. We’d now like to see Defra follow theNorthern Irelandexample and introduce compulsory microchipping inEngland.”

Guide Dogs remains concerned about the number of reports of attacks on guide dogs by other dogs. David Cowdrey added: “When a dog is attacked, it’s a traumatic experience for the guide dog owner and can stop them getting out and about on their own. In the worst cases, the guide dog has to be retired, which is not only distressing for the guide dog owner but it is also costly for us. A guide dog costs around £50,000 to breed, train and support.”

We provide freedom of mobility to blind and partially sighted people. We also campaign for the rights of people with visual impairment, educate the public about eye care and fund eye disease research.

We will not rest until blind and partially sighted people can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.

For more information visit www.guidedogs.org.uk/

Guide Dogs has welcomed the introduction of compulsory microchipping for dogs in Northern Ireland from 9 April. Now the charity wants to see the Westminster government follow this lead.

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Guide Dogs appeals for mums this Mother's Day!

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2012 09:23 GMT

Being a mum is one of the most important jobs in the world and at Guide Dogs that's never been more true. We rely on a network of volunteers to look after guide dog mums in their homes and care for future guide dogs in their first weeks of life, so these volunteers really are super mums!

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Guide Dogs launches new sensory experience at Crufts

Press Releases   •   Mar 09, 2012 09:31 GMT

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association has unveiled its new Sensory Tunnel at Crufts. Visitors to Crufts are able to walk through the pitch black tunnel and experience a taste of life without sight. People can smell freshly mown grass and hear traffic and countryside noises. Under their feet, they can feel a surface that simulates grass and a Braille pavement.

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Taking the lead

Blog posts   •   Mar 09, 2012 07:36 GMT

Last Wednesday I travelled to Swindon to spend the day with my colleague Becky who works in and around Swindon as a children's mobility instructor. Attached to the local education authority, Becky's role is completely funded by Guide Dogs. In the morning we visited some of Becky’s pupils at Uplands school for children with complex needs...

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We provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. We also campaign for the rights of people with visual impairment, educate the public about eye care and fund eye disease research.

We will not rest until blind and partially sighted people can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.